Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Will Feature a Young Tony Soprano

The ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Will Feature a Young Tony Soprano

But the thing that interested me most was Tony's boyhood.

However, Uproxx shares what Chase says next, indicating that Tony's murder at the end of the series was a possibility, but was never meant to be definitive.

In The Sopranos Sessions - a new collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode of the show - TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz share an interview with Chase in which he appeared to give more weight to the popular theory that the screen cutting to black was meant to signify Tony's death.

The man behind one of TV's all-time great mysteries may have finally spilled the beans about the fate of mob boss Tony Soprano, offering an illuminating comment on the infamous fade-to-black finale of "The Sopranos". "I was interested in exploring that", said Chase, who's producing the prequel film.

Seitz, however, picks up on a phrase that Chase probably regrets using.


A few months ago, it was revealed that Alessandro Nivola had been cast as Dickie Moltisanti, father of Sopranos character Christopher Moltisanti, in the film. The Many Saints of Newark is set to begin production this year, with casting now underway.

"I was against [the movie] for a long time and and I'm still very anxious about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place..." I was living in suburban New Jersey at the time that happened, and my girlfriend was working in downtown Newark.

Sepinwall: When you said there was an end point, you don't mean Tony at Holsten's, you just meant, "I think I have two more years' worth of stories left in me". This could possibly give some deeper insight into Tony's starry-eyed recollections that he so often shared with his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco).

Chase reteamed with fellow show writer Lawrence Konner to pen The Many Saints of Newark, which will be directed Alan Taylor, who previously took charge of a number of The Sopranos episodes. It's been a decade since the controversial ending to the series, but fans will be getting more Sopranos content soon, as The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film is in the works.

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