Danny DeVito Wants to Make a “Matilda” Sequel

Danny De Vito, Mara Wilson, and Rhea Perlman in "Matilda." Photo by Francois Duhamel/Tri Star/Kobal/Shutterstock (5883804q)

Matilda director Danny DeVito wants to make a sequel to the Roald Dahl classic based on Matilda’s daughter.

Matilda hit movie theatres in 1996. It has since received a Broadway adaptation and is one of our go-to comfort films on Netflix. Now, almost 25 years after the original, DeVito is toying with the idea of making a sequel. He even wants to reprise his role as the despicable Mr. Wormwood.

“I always wanted to do Matilda 2, but when the kid was still a kid,” DeVito told ComicBook. “But that was like 20 years ago, 25 years ago. Maybe Matilda has a kid and we can do something that, I don’t know.”

DeVito did not make any comment about whether a sequel is actually in the works or whether it is currently just a pipedream.

In other Roald Dahl news, Netflix is planning on rebooting some of Dahl’s most classic works. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, and Matilda are on the list of stories to receive a Netflix adaptation.