Some argue the sudden end (and the stuff leading up to it) means mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was whacked, while others haven't stopped believin' that Tony is still alive. A collection of recaps, deep-dive essays and "conversations" covering every episode of HBO's iconic series, the book also includes several long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, who - after years of playing coy - may have tipped his hand a bit regarding what actually happened in the show's final moments.
I still quite haven't gotten used to the idea of a Sopranos prequel movie, but I'm curious to see how it all turns out. Alessandro Nivola, who will play Dickie Moltisanti (father of Chrissy) spoke to Variety at a Sopranos' anniversary event on Wednesday and shared some of the first details of the movie.
The Many Saints of Newark has been co-written by Chase and Sopranos alum Lawrence Konner, with Alan Taylor (The Sopranos, Mad Men, Game of Thrones) directing. But before we get to the pull-quote that's got everyone arching their eyebrows, I'd like to go on record with the following opinion: the ending of The Sopranos can not be "solved", should not be "solved", and was pretty much designed from the ground up to be open to interpretation.
Of course, in classic David Chase fashion, there's more than one way to interpret that quote. Speaking with Deadline, Chase confirmed that a young Tony Soprano will be part of the Sopranos prequel cast. "I was interested in exploring that".
As reported by Time, Chase explains a comment he made indicating that he still had "two more years' worth of stories left in me" when discussing the series' end point.
The Sopranos is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. Falco played Soprano's wife, Carmela.
"I was against [a movie] for a long time and I'm still very anxious about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place".
For those unfamiliar, "The Sopranos" ended its run in 2007 with a scene that's been talked about ever since.
"I don't know what we're supposed to take from it", Imperioli said.