Tom Hanks recently addressed the idea of a Forrest Gump sequel! A sequel novel to Forrest Gump called Gump & Co. was written in 1995, but the idea of a sequel film never came up until now. Unfortunately, the idea was terminated in a 40 minute discussion Tom Hanks joined the Happy Sad Confused podcast to say:
I will say that, with a long time in between, we did take a stab at talking about another Forrest Gump that lasted all of 40 minutes and then we never…we said, ‘Guys, come on.’ A smart thing I did is I’ve never signed a contract that had a contractual obligation to a sequel, I’ve always said, ‘Guys, if there’s a reason to do it, let’s do it. But you guys can’t force me.’ There is that natural inclination that is one of pure commerce that says, ‘Hey, you just had a hit, so do it again and you’ll have a hit'