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Kurt Russell back as Santa for The Christmas Chronicles 2

August 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ho, ho, ho yes!

It looks like FTN favourite Kurt Russell is set to put on the red and white suit once again as Netflix has confirmed they are moving ahead with a sequel to last year’s The Christmas Chronicles.

The first movie had Harry Potter and Home Alone director Chris Columbus as a producer and word is that this time he’s stepping behind the camera for directing duties.

The original had over 20 million views in its opening week and remains one of the streaming service’s biggest hits.

The movie itself focused on a brother and sister who got into trouble and ended up on an adventure with a much cooler than usually portrayed Santa (Russell) and, while not great, was elevated to must-watch Christmas fare due to the presence of the always-amazing (and strangely well cast as Santa) Russell.

Filming is reportedly set to begin later this year, so if I had to guess I’d say we’ll see it arrive in time for Christmas 2020.

What say you all?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….