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'In the Heights' Stars Talk About Hopes for a Sequel, Share Their Ideas

'In the Heights' Stars Talk About Hopes for a Sequel, Share Their Ideas

Cast members from the In the Heights movie are opening up about their hopes for a sequel!

The movie is based on the hit Broadway musical, so the source material was already there for the movie. There currently is no sequel to the stage show, so creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would have to think up a new story and music.

“We’ve already started the petition [for a sequel],” Leslie Grace, who plays Nina, told Entertainment Tonight.

Melissa Barrera, who plays Vanessa, added, “Yes! There is nothing that we would want more in the world.”

Click inside for some of their ideas for a sequel…

Melissa added, “Even if it takes Lin another 20 years to write the sequel, we will all come back… I think that there was nothing that we would love more. But we know writing a musical is not an easy thing to do, so it really all depends on Lin and Quiara there. If one day you wake up and they’re like, ‘I dreamed up the sequel,’ and Lin is inspired and writes the songs, I mean, we’re there.”

Leslie said, “We’ll be back as Abuela Nina and Abuela Vanessa.”

Melissa shared some ideas for the storyline of the sequel.

“I think it would be interesting to see actually, from the moment that Usnavi decides to stay, what happens. What happens in those years, because it can’t be easy,” she said. “There’s always a little bit of back and forth, and a struggle. So I think it’s important to honor the struggle, and it’s important to celebrate the small victories. A sequel is a dream that I don’t know if it will happen because it took Lin a long time to get one done and it takes a long time to make a musical. But, I know all of us would in a heartbeat come back to these worlds.”

Learn about what happened in the end credits scene for In the Heights.

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