It’s been over a decade since fans of The Sopranos became utterly confused after the series finale abruptly ended by unexpectedly cutting to black and sparked a heated debate about the fate of the show’s antihero, who most likely got the comeuppance he deserved based upon the clues that were dropped prior to its conclusion.
Since then, anyone who’s wanted their Sopranos fix has had to resort to rewatching the series that helped usher in a new era of television, but last year, David Chase did us all a serious solid when he announced a Sopranos movie was in the works—a prequel that will shine some light on how the crime family and the Italian mob rose to prominence in the first place in the 1960s.
While we were blessed with a working title and a brief plot summary, we haven’t been treated to a ton of details (although we do know the son of the late James Gandolfini will be playing a younger version of his father’s character).
However, thanks to Deadline, we now have some more information concerning the upcoming movie and the countdown can now officially begin.
According to the outlet, the film will be titled The Many Saints of Newark and will hit theaters on September 25, 2020, which means you’ll have plenty of time to binge the series before the movie debuts.
If the cast is any indication, we’re in for a real treat:
The pic, directed by Alan Taylor, stars Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini; the latter is playing the younger role his late father James Gandolfini made legendary: New Jersey kingpin Tony Soprano.
Here’s to hoping it’ll be worth the wait.