Now that The Sopranos has aired its final show, folks (including me) have been dying to hear from show creator David Chase, as if he were this angel capable of swooping down to explain it all. In true Chase fashion, the man granted one interview following the finale with The Star Ledger of Newark, a local New Jersey paper. And, as you can imagine, they were all over him about a possible Sopranos movie. Is that why Chase left the ending open? Is he planning to bring The Sopranos to the big screen? He says, "I don't think about a movie much. I never say never. An idea could pop into my head where I would go, 'Wow, that would make a great movie,' but I doubt it. I'm not being coy ... if something appeared that really made a good Sopranos movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we've kind of said it and done it."
So, like the ending that had so many people talking yesterday, the possibility for more Sopranos is left open to debate -- seems like Chase is fond of these, "let's just wait and see" conclusions. One interesting note is that, originally, he had an idea for a movie that would take place prior to the deaths of some of the main characters. He then realized that the kids (Meadow and AJ) would be older and it probably wouldn't work; not to mention everyone would know that Tony doesn't die. As far as that final "Don't Stop Believing" scene goes, Chase admits that he wanted to leave it up to fans to interpret themselves. "I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there. People get the impression that you're trying to (mess) with them, and it's not true. You're trying to entertain them. Anybody who wants to watch it, it's all there." Make of that what you will folks, I'm just the messenger.