David Chase took part in a panel discussion last night at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. If the rundown over at the Daily Beast is accurate, the panel might as well have been titled “Hey, You. Come Yell At David Chase About The Ending of The Sopranos,” because, hoo boy, some people are still very upset about that almost seven full years later. But in between at least one fan shouting out that the ending left him “PISSED OFF” and Chase saying, and I quote, “I don’t know, maybe [Tony] choked on an onion ring,” he said this, which may be of interest to a few of you.
On being approached for a Sopranos movie: “A lot of people have talked to me about it, and frankly I still flirt with the idea sometimes. But if I had a really great way to do it, I would do maybe a prequel. Somebody gave me a book about Newark in the 1920s about gangsters in Newark. That kind of interests me but not enough that I would have done it.”
David Chase is flirting with the idea of a Sopranos prequel. Nothing serious. He’s just batting his eyelashes at it a bit. Maybe twirling his hair a little when he catches the Sopranos prequel glancing at him in the office. Unbuttoning the second the button on his shirt when he sees the Sopranos prequel getting up to makes copies. You know, just some harmless flirting. That’s all. It’s not a big deal, even. Geez. Just leave them alone already, will you?
Now, perhaps, maybe if he and the Sopranos prequel have a few drinks after work someday when they’re both feeling vulnerable, something might happen: a little touching on the arm, an innocent kiss in the parking lot, who knows? Stranger things have happened, right? Why? What have you heard? Has the Sopranos prequel been talking about David Chase? What? Why am I so interested? Oh, no reason. Just curious.