No matter what happens, we'll always have the '90s. I'm not too proud to admit that my basic self gets a little thrill of nostalgia every time a classic movie or TV show gets a modern reboot. So imagine my delight in the fact that Devon Sawa is ready for a Casper sequel, just 22 short years after the original came out in 1995. He was 16 when he played the voice and real-boy version of Casper the Friendly Ghost, opposite Cristina Ricci's Kat Harvey, and I know I can't be the only one out there who has never truly recovered from that childhood crush.
Even two decades later, Sawa apparently still has an effect on me, because the now 38-year-old actor has been dropping some serious hints on Twitter that he'd be interested in revisiting the character. It's making my brain do backflips trying to imagine what a sequel would look like.
Regardless, one of the biggest obstacles in these types of projects is usually getting the cast onboard. Since Sawa himself is the one who broached the topic, that seems to be pretty under control. All he has to do now is convince everybody else involved with the original production. Oh, and stop flip-flopping back and forth and teasing us himself.
Alright, I know it's been awhile.. but I think I'm finally ready to do a Casper sequel.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 27, 2017
Moments after tweeting that he was down for the sequel, however, he apparently had a change of heart, posting the following reversal:
Actually I'm not ready for Casper 2 yet. Good night.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 27, 2017
...before ultimately coming around again, and reassuring fans that he's into it — provided that the production company Universal actually remembers him.
"Hello Universal, ya it's me Devon.... Sawa... SAwa with an S. Never mind, I'm ready to come back and do another Casper... yes the ghost!"— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 27, 2017
What a roller coaster, right? With back and forths like that, it's important to strike while the iron is hot. Someone in power needs to follow up with this, because what I need right now is a hearty dose of the 1990s to soothe my troubled soul and make me remember that there are good things out there.
Yes, yes you can. The good upstanding tweens of 2017 need a crush as memorable as Devon Sawa was back in his day. And, since we just brought Ghostbusters back, why not remind people what a friendly ghost on the big screen is like?