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Will There Be A Book Of Eli 2?

When it comes to postapocalyptic movies of the 2010s, there's one that always seems to go unappreciated: "The Book of Eli." The 2010 thriller sees Eli (Denzel Washington) traveling across the nuclear wasteland of the United States with a mysterious package that he's compelled to deliver to the West Coast. It's an action-packed pilgrimage for the lone wanderer, who fends off vicious looters and cannibals with his surprisingly brutal fighting tactics. Eli is carrying the New King James Version of the Bible, and unfortunately, he meets a vicious warlord, Carnegie (Gary Oldman), who wants to use the Bible as a means of controlling the survivors — because faith will give them something to follow.

Washington and Oldman are also joined by Mila Kunis, who plays Solara, a young woman Eli from Carnegie's settlement who winds up joining him along his journey. By the end of the film, it's revealed that Eli is blind and that the Bible itself is in Braille. This surprising twist may not have been particularly well received, since the movie has a 47% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but there's still plenty of love for the 2010 movie.

The emotional ending sees Solara pick up Eli's mantle as a protector of the innocent as she heads back out into the world with his machete and sunglasses. Since the movie implies Solara goes on a new adventure of her own, will there be a "Book of Eli 2"?

There won't be a Book of Eli 2

It doesn't look like there will ever be a "Book of Eli 2." The first film wraps up its main story, ending with Eli's death after completing his mission to take the Bible to the printing press in San Francisco, and only leaves a little room for a sequel with Solara going out on her own.

According to Mila Kunis, it sounds like there's never been a plan to churn out a second film. When speaking to the Hindustan Times in 2010, the "That '70s Show" alumna explained that it doesn't need a sequel: "This would be a very weird movie to have a sequel, let's be honest. With the purpose of the film, I don't foresee it happening and I haven't heard anything. So I'm going to say no. I don't think there should be a sequel. I think the purpose of the story ends. It's done."

The book has been delivered, so a sequel would be pointless. Plus, there's been no word from Warner Bros. that it's interested in making a franchise out of it.