The entertainment portal Collider published a fragment of an interview with the creator of the franchise by Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki anno, where he commented very superficially that it was possible in the fourteen-year time leap in the film project of Rebuilding Evangelion.


«When Neon Genesis Evangelion first aired on television, our attitude towards television anime and the mecha genre changed. Now, 25 years later, the story of Shinji and the EVAs is (again) over. However, its creator, Hideaki Anno, says there could be more story to tell somehow. Collider was able to participate in a group interview with Anno to discuss Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time and was asked if he was really done with the franchise and if he had any plans to visit again in the future.».

«Although the director seemed quite eager to finish Shinji's story, there is one aspect of the world he wants to explore in the future: "There is always the emptiness of fourteen years in history, so in some ways you could work on it.". This emptiness relates to the 14-year jump in time at the beginning of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, where we are presented with a world that has experienced an almost apocalyptic event and has changed drastically. While the films explore some of the aftermath of something so disastrous, there is always room for more stories, and Anno seems to be thinking the same way.»

«However, it seems that this is not the director's current priority. "Right now I don't feel like I'll pick up where I left off," he said. The story of Evangelion is a story of notorious endings. There is the original TV ending, which took a completely different direction than originally intended and focuses more on the psychology of the characters, as the last two episodes take place entirely in the mind of the young protagonist Shinji Ikari. After much fan protests at the very psychological end, the film "The End of Evangelion" was shot, which shows the terrible apocalypse, while Shinji had his introspection. Now, 14 years after the first Rebuild of Evangelion film began reinterpreting the series' story as it progressed into its own narrative, it seems like the franchise is poised to re-enter one for some time in the future to fall deep sleep.».

Source: Collider

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