It shouldn’t come as surprise that Attack the Block (ATB) director Joe Cornish and John Boyega (Boyega) have discussed in the past the possibilities of a sequel to the 2011 cult sci-fi horror movie which followed a teen gang in South London who must defend their block from an alien invasion.
In February 2019, Boyega poured fuel on the fire when he reminded fans that he would be up for reprising the role of Moses if he was asked. The Star Wars star posted a screen grab from ATB on his official Instagram account, and when asked about a possible sequel Boyega replied, “If the supporters want it then I’ll have to go back to Peckham ASAP.”
Cornish recently appeared on the ScriptApart podcast where he once again talked about the possibilities of an ATB sequel, but revealed that he has had fresh discussions with Boyega a couple of months ago:
“We’ve got ideas. I met with John a couple of months ago to talk about it,” Cornish told the podcast. “We’ve always had ideas after the first one. But obviously we’ve both been busy doing different things.” Cornish added.
When the director talked about a sequel to ATB back in 2011, Cornish suggested that Boyega had lots of ideas going around in his head for the potential return of Moses.
“He [Boyega] has the image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in Attack the Block was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures, and he [Boyega] described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament,” Cornish told IFC via The Collider.
He [Boyega] had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots…somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So, he’s on a horse leading his army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it’s really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do.” Cornish added.