It was 1990 when the second Young Guns film, Young Guns II, released in theaters boasting a stacked cast that included Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Emilio Estevez and Christian Slater. Now, Estevez has confirmed in an interview with Collider, that over 30 years later, it looks like a new sequel might bring the outlaws back to the big screen.
“Yeah, it’s definitely in the works,” Estevez said. “I drive a lot and I spend a lot of time in the Midwest, and people will tell me, ‘We haven’t seen you on screen for awhile. Come back! We’d love to see you in the movies again. We’d love to see you play Gordon Bombay. We’d love to see you play Billy the Kid.’ So, I feel like we’ve ticked one box, and we’re working on ticking the other one. The Kid is a fun character to play. There’s a lot of speculation about what happened that night, in 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Did he die? Did he not? And so, there’s a lot of mythical, historical and actually some factual things that we can examine, if we’re serious about going back to that franchise, as well.”
The first few Young Guns films were heavily fictionalized takes on stories about Billy the Kid and his gang during the late 1800s. The first film proved successful and grossed over $50 million with a budget of only $11 million. Estevez may not be making many appearances on screen as of late, but he’s currently set to appear in the upcoming Disney + series, Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.