Series co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have time and again refused to reveal if Westworld season 2 will take us into some of the other worlds like the original movie did in 1973. At the NYCC last year, Nolan said a flat “no” to the introduction to Roman and Medieval World, but it’s hard to take it seriously because he looks like he was joking. However, at the 2017 Vanity Fair Summit, the showrunners were quizzed on why they didn’t include the mentioned worlds in season 1, Nolan promptly responded: “We had to save something for Season 2.”
It’s worth noting that earlier Nolan refused to reveal whether we’ll get to see Samurai World next season. But with the casting of Hiroyuki Sanada and the availability of the Funko Pop figurine of Musashi, Samurai World is more or less confirmed.
As for Roman and Medieval World, it’s hard to jump to conclusion because someone posted the news on Reddit and Jonathan Nolan commented (it’s a legit profile) with a “/s” meaning he was not serious. The OSD defines “/s” as a text that is “used at the end of text-based communication to indicate that the content was sarcastic.”
One Redditor pointed out that the statement was “just a cheeky line delivered to the interviewer, not an actual “quote-me-on-this” promise about season 2.”
A few days back Evan Rachel Wood said in an interview said despite the dawn of the robocalypse being the highlight of the show, she is optimistic about future technology. Echoing her sentiments, Nolan said that systems “can yield dramatic improvements in a way our world functions,” Deadline reports.
Westworld is a business venture, we covered the cost of operating a place like Westworld. Comparing Westworld’s goal with that of any modern-day corporation, Lisa Joy said:
“People like to ask, ‘Why would A.I. want to be evil and destroy us? A corporation’s goal is to make profits. It’s very simple. It’s binary. It’s either less or more. Computers work along the same thing. If you can see how, with the simplest of directives that can get blown into something beyond what could image, that’s the kind of thing we’re talking about.”
Ed Harris Went to the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and Collider caught him for a round of questions. He said Nolan and Joy have taken measures to avoid productions snags that plagued the first season. “They’re in better shape this year. They’re better prepared,” the actor said.
Sounds like we surely are getting season 2 in spring 2018.
Harris calls the new season “trippy” and the filming schedule “insane.”
“So far, we’ve shot some from episode 1, episode 2, some from episode 4, some from episode 10. They’re committed to having the scripts done to shoot so we’re done by Christmas,” he said adding, “I’m glad that I am not a person who’s trying to schedule the days of filming on this thing, because it’s insane. Sometimes you’ll have two, three different episodes being shot. Different crews, different locations; I don’t know how they get it all done.”
Harris, of course, isn’t aware of a lot of twists and turns but the slow revelations have been nice, the actor says. “So far it’s definitely intriguing. I don’t understand all that’s going on, but I know what I’m doing.”