Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The Sopranos Ending: Did Tony Die?

The Sopranos Ending: Did Tony Die?

However, in the new book The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, the journalists discuss the ending with series creator Chase.

The star of the upcoming The Sopranos prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film - but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about The Many Saints of Newark.

Sadly the idea of a sequel to "The Sopranos" ended after series star James Gandolfini tragically passed away in 2013 but Chase made a decision to go back to the series with a prequel that would explore Tony Soprano's teenage years as he began forming his attachments to the mob.

Nivola said Dickie Moltisani, whom he plays will be "the central character", and that the title references the name Moltisani, which means "many saints" in Italian.

Chase had already confirmed that the film would focus heavily on tensions between black and white, and that Tony Soprano will be in the film, but as a kid.

"Dickie, as he's mentioned throughout the "Sopranos" series, was an important figure in Tony's life", Nivola said.

Now Dickie will come to life on the big screen as part of "The Many Saints of Newark" while helping Tony navigate his teenage years as he learns more and more about the family business. "I remember watching it with my own family and my brothers, sisters in Brooklyn, and as soon as it ended they were like, 'What the f**k was that?' and I was like, 'I gotta go, sorry!'"

Seitz, however, picks up on a phrase that Chase probably regrets using. "David pitched the idea of the ending about a year before he did it, and I thought it was great from the first time I heard it".

Speaking to Variety, she said: "It feels very weird". I tell them I don't know. "I was living in suburban New Jersey at the time that happened, and my girlfriend was working in downtown Newark". However, aside from Nivola, there has been no other casting news about the movie.

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