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Project Power: Will We Ever Get A Sequel On Netflix?

This article contains spoilers for Netflix's Project Power.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get superpowers by simply ingesting a pill? That tantalizing question is the central premise of Project Power, the new Netflix original superhero movie in which powered drug-users wreak havoc on New Orleans. The film stars Jamie Foxx as Art, an outlaw and a former test subject for the superpower-granting drug called Power, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Frank Shaver, a New Orleans Police Department officer who uses his Power-induced ability to gain an edge against criminals. The movie also features an outstanding performance by Dominique Fishback (who played Darlene on The Deuce) as Robin Reilly, a streetwise Power dealer. 

Though it's very much an enjoyable sci-fi superhero flick, Project Power features surprisingly deep and dark themes, as it turns out that the drug epidemic threatening to tear the city apart is actually a mass human testing effort by a military defense contractor called Teleios, who are trying to stabilize the drug in order to use it for their own nefarious purposes. Our heroes discover that the powers the pill grant are derived from various animals, and that Art's Teleios-abducted daughter Tracy (Kyanna Simone Simpson) has natural healing powers that are instrumental in the drug's production. Fortunately, they manage to take down the operation, and the movie ends with each main character achieving closure and moving on to do their own thing. Frank even plans to expose Teleios' operation to the unwary world. 

Though the premise and world of Project Power are incredibly original and worth visiting again, the movie's ending does seem rather conclusive. This begs the question: Will we ever get a Project Power sequel on Netflix?

Project Power may very well get a sequel

Though Project Power was met with lukewarm reviews, the movie features plenty of star power in the form of Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback's work as Robin Reilly has also garnered praise. Audiences also seem to enjoy the movie, to the point that it reached #1 on Netflix's Top 10 list. This would put it in roughly the same ballpark as the Will Smith-starring Netflix urban fantasy Bright, which incidentally has a sequel on the way

What's more, there are still plenty of Project Power-themed stories to tell. Per Polygon, writer Mattson Tomlin knows that the ending seems rather definitive, but he's quick to note that Project Power is filled to the brim with stealthy sequel potential — and that he very much knows where to take the story. "We ended up where we ended up in, in large part because we wanted to be able to go somewhere in the event that we're lucky enough to do sequel," Tomlin says. "For me, [Power] is urban legend and people aren't quite sure. And that means there's a very exciting opportunity: How does the world change once everybody knows that this exists? It will change the fabric of how all of life is potentially lived. And I think that that's a really cool place to go." 

Tomlin certainly seems like he has a vision for a Project Power 2, and it's worth noting that, as the co-writer of Matt Reeves' upcoming, Robert Pattinson-starring The Batman, he's becoming a pretty major player in the superhero genre. Combine this with Project Power's popularity, and a sequel seems entirely feasible. Of course, nothing is certain until Netflix announces Project Power 2, but it's not easy to imagine that they'd pass up such a golden opportunity.