Released on our screens on Wednesday August 4, will “OSS 117 – Red alert in black Africa” be the last opus of the saga carried by Jean Dujardin? Or is he announcing a fourth part? Response with Nicolas Bedos.
WARNING – The article below contains spoilers on “OSS 117 – Red alert in black Africa”, and in particular on elements of its outcome. So please go your way if you haven’t seen the film yet.
Jean-François Halin, Jean Dujardin and Nicolas Bedos would they follow in the ideas? We can ask ourselves the question at the end of OSS 117 – Red alert in black Africa. Or rather during its credits, which contains an additional scene.
We find Serge, alias agent 1001 (Pierre Niney) there. The latter finally survived the crocodile which seemed to have killed him a little earlier, but he did not come out unscathed and crawls in nature with real desires of revenge towards the one he was harshly lecturing at the time of his accident. , if we trust the darkness of his gaze.
But is this a real teasing for a sequel, or a way of sticking to the films of the 80s, which left the door open for another feature film? “There may be a little of that”, replies Nicolas Bedos when we ask him about the subject. “But no, there was absolutely no sequel in the pipeline at the time.”
“Me it is a desire that I had, to open towards the future. But for free. It turns out that as a spectator – and I spend my life thinking about what I would like as a spectator – I like to be made a promise of something. Even if it is dishonest (laughs) “
No sequel is therefore officially in the pipeline at the moment, and its start may also depend on the results of this opus at the box office. If a fourth episode were to see the light of day, it should logically take place during the 90s. It remains to be seen whether it will be necessary to wait as long as between 1 and 2 (three years), or as between 2 and on the 3rd (twelve years old), before seeing him.
Interview by Maximilien Pierrette in Paris on May 12, 2021