Since we’ve had enough time to process the Westworld season one finale, I needed to investigate towards Westworld season 2. What do we think about the second period of this hit HBO arrangement? I took a profound plunge into meetings with Westworld co-designers and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and in addition visits with the arrangement’s stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jimmi Simpson and Anthony Hopkins, a Facebook live Q&A and in addition HBO’s ARG site and promoting materials.
Altogether, I swam through more than two dozen distinct sources to reveal all that we think about Westworld season 2. So what did I discover? Hit the hop to board the prepare to Sweetwater.
Doctor Ford Is Dead, But Anthony Hopkins Could Return
Jonathan Nolan has affirmed that Ford is “dead,” putting to rest speculations that Dolores killed a host form of the recreation center author. He told IGN, “That was certainly a genuine Ford.”
We do realize that it was Dolores’ decision to murder Ford, and not an arranged circle by the recreation center maker: “it isn’t so much that Ford couldn’t have expected it … he knows he could have anticipated this result, however it’s totally her call. It’s an intense new beginning stage for her character.” As for why Ford expected to bite the dust. Nolan clarifies that the hosts “understand the main route for these animals to be really free is for that God to kick the bucket.”
On the off chance that on an exceptionally strict level, if Ford’s voice is the exact opposite thing … we’ve set up his voice as a practically clairvoyant control of the recreation center. The main thing remaining between the visitors and the hosts is Ford, so he expels himself from that condition.
Yet, that doesn’t mean Anthony Hopkins can’t return for Westworld season 2. Chatting with Deadline, Nolan remarked, “Well, that rendition of Ford is dead.” He could come back to play a host variant of the character or show up in conceivable flashback successions. At the point when gotten some information about this prospect in meetings, Nolan conceded that “with this show, you need to expect nothing,” before offering, “It was one of the best benefits of my vocation so far getting the opportunity to work with Anthony for the principal season.”
In another meeting, Nolan says, “Concerning the show, where it goes, the characters — we’ve settled we’re playing in a more progressed ruleset as far as death and revival than other [projects] I’ve dealt with. So I would state: Assume nothing.”
Amid their Facebook Live communicate, one viewer inquired as to whether Ford could have made a host form of himself utilizing that creation machine as a part of his mystery underground research center. The makers called the question “super great” however wouldn’t answer it specifically, just taking note of that Ford’s “give up is genuine.”
I think in this line of addressing, we are moving toward it from the perspective of a human. Possibly Ford doesn’t see the advantage of keeping his maturing old human body alive? Perhaps he fabricated a host rendition of himself, and that is the adaptation that will proceed with his life and legacy through the eternality of his creation.
Every Season Will Have a Distinct Feel and Theme
Jonathan Nolan has said that their objective is “to recount a yearning story in season-long parts, each with a particular vibe and subject.” So the central issue is, the thing that will be the unmistakable feel and topic of the second season? The answer may lie in our next quote:
Season 2 Will Be About Chaos and Transcendence
Producer J.J. Abrams additionally included, “What happens at the beginning of awareness? What happens when you start to really wake up? Somewhere else, when requested three words each to depict season 2 amid their Facebook Live, Nolan said “add up to f–king pandemonium. While Joy included “franticness and amazing quality.” Commenting to THR, Lisa Joy noticed that the control versus tumult topic helps her to remember the Langston Hughes sonnet “about what happens to a fantasy conceded. We’ve set this up as Dolores living in a fantasy, yet it’s another person’s fantasy. She can’t carry on with her own particular life. At that point, toward the end, we see. It detonates and makes a dramatic exit”
Try not to Expect to See a Lot of the Same Sets
Nolan has said they have no goals on returning to similar areas season to season:
We never had any goal of remaining in one place and also We would prefer not to shoot on similar sets for a long time. We need to explode the sets and proceed onward to another bit of the story. So we said when we began chipping away at the arrangement that we needed to be aspiring. We needed every season to increment in that desire and in the extent of the show. It likewise takes after the tale of our hosts. Their lives start in circles, and after that extend and change and develop. It’s a birthplace of another species. We need to take after that story the distance in any case.
Presently does this mean the show will abandon Westworld through and through and move to Shogun World? I don’t think so.
Westworld Will Still Be the Center of This Show
In any case, Nolan cautions us that “this arrangement is called Westworld” and that “Westworld remains the focal point of our account.”
That is the title of the show and that is what we’re doing. With the goal that will remain the inside and heart of what we’re doing. Be that as it may, will see the hosts begin to acknowledge and nearly be outraged by this idea: “Hold up, we’re by all account not the only ones here? There’s additional?”
In another meeting, he says “the hosts will turn out to be more inquisitive about what else there is in this world for them to comprehend and investigate. That is the place we need our show to go also.”
Season One Was a Prequel to the Actual Show
Evan Rachel Wood has said that the principal period of Westworld is “an astonishing prequel and a decent setup for the real show.”
But what does she mean by that? Nolan has clarified that Ford’s story in this season was “an introduction to the bigger story that we’re telling.”
In this story Ford is God. This is the demise of God as the hopping off point for our story additionally a full dinner to itself.
Season 2 Will Shine Light On Guest Experience
Ome angle we wish they indicated a greater amount of was the visitor experience of going to Westworld. Nolan told TV Line that the journalists jabbered about how the experience would feel for visitors and they “laid out a considerable measure of that rationale in the authors’ room.
” But when it got to be distinctly evident that the season’s concentration was the hosts, “it didn’t feel fitting to invest an excessive amount of energy lighting up how stunning this place is, on the grounds that the hosts trust in it such a great amount up until that shocking minute when they understand that it’s a counterfeit world. So we didn’t get impeded in it.” But he guarantees that season two will “invest a tad bit more energy” in “sparkling a light on those parts of the recreation center — what does it feel like to come to it as a visitor? — only a tad bit before the pandemonium begins.”