Star Of Upcoming ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Film Reveals Plot Details

Lawrence Kim
January 11, 2019

While the series regularly featured the occasional flashback sequence, the modern-day story often fixated on the idealized fondness Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) had for the days when his father was a mafioso.

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After almost 12 years of ambiguity surrounding the final scene of The Sopranos series finale, creator David Chase could have possibly shed light on Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. "That makes no sense, but that's how I see it now".

Now, Chase has provided a little more insight into the movie.

Before Gandolfini laced up his shoes to play Tony Soprano, the main character of a TV show was more or less pretty likable and was a good person. "I was interested in exploring that", said Chase, who's producing the prequel film.

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.

"Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end ..."

On Wednesday, cast members Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler were among those to gather in NY to celebrate the landmark. On the surface, it seems like Chase reveals that he considers The Sopranos' final scene to be "a death scene", which would indicate that - as many people have theorized - Tony caught a bullet after that famous cut to black.

Speaking about his motivation to return to the series after all this time, Chase told Deadline, "I was against [the movie] for a long time 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". While there is no better time to look back at one of the best television shows of all-time, it's also a ideal time to look even further back.

"Yeah, I feel they're out there with shotguns, just waiting."
As great as the supporting cast, and the writing, and the directing were on the series, Gandolfini's iconic performance is what really made the show special.

"I don't know what we're supposed to take from it", Imperioli said.

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