For those who are fans of the After franchise, this week has felt like something special. One of those weeks where you can sense that something is about to change, something is just on the horizon, and it’s going to be awesome.
It started with the After Movie Instagram account posting snaps from behind the scenes of the first installment, images of the cast, and teasers, all of which got fans hyped. But as the posts kept coming, with no-so-cryptic messages like ‘The After We Collided era is coming’, fans also started to sense that it was more than just a walk down memory lane.
Well, today we got the answer’s we’ve been waiting for, that good golly are they big!
First, we finally have a captain at the helm of the second, much anticipated installment of the film. Director Roger Kumble will be taking the lead behind the camera, and his resume is something of cult classic movie magic. The master behind Cruel Intentions, and Just Friends show his mastery of imbedding a film into the soul of a generation, but he has also taken control of episodes of popular shows such as Suits and Pretty Little Liars.
Afternators, we have struck gold!
As if that wasn’t good enough news, we also got a face to one of the most anticipated casting choices of the movie. Many fans of the series have been anxiously awaiting news on who would be playing our favorite love-to-hate character Trevor, who has a particular talent for getting under Hardin’s not-so thick skin. Aptly dubbed ‘fucking Trevor’ by the books hero, he gives us a sense of what life would be like for Tessa if she didn’t forgive our wounded bad boy.
Back in June we posted a feature giving our top 5 prospects on who we thought would be best in the role. Imagine our glee when we find out that we were right! Ladies and gents, welcome Dylan Sprouse to the After family, taking on the role of Trevor!
Sprouse posted a message on his Instragram August 4th (his birthday) about the announcement.
We know that there are still a lot of details yet to be shared about the films production, but we can’t stop squeeing over this amazing news. Welcome Roger and Dylan to the After family, and we can’t wait for you to make your mark on this beloved franchise!
What do you guys think of the latest After news? Happy with the casting? Excited to see Kumble put his stamp on the next part of the tale? Let us know in the comments!