Viola Davis Says She's "Totally Open" to a "The Woman King" Sequel

"The Woman King" is the No. 1 movie at the box office right now, and Viola Davis is celebrating its success. After the film raked in $19 million in domestic sales during its Sept. 16 opening weekend, per The New York Times, Davis recently told Variety that she "never doubted that 'The Woman King' would land because it landed with me."

Davis stars as General Nanisca in "The Woman King" alongside John Boyega (King Ghezo), Thuso Mbedu (Nawi), Adrienne Warren (Ode), Sheila Atim (Amenza), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Santo Ferreira), and Jayme Lawson, who plays King Ghezo's wife. "It's an undeniable, powerful story," she said of the Gina Prince-Bythewood-directed project inspired by the true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. "We know Black women. We know they're going to bring people they work with, spouses and families, and come back five or six times during the weekend. We are in an industry that doesn't see the power Black women have at the global box office."

Given its box-office success, we have to wonder: will there be a sequel to "The Woman King"? As of now, there are no plans in place for a second film, but Davis is "totally open" to the idea. Davis's husband, Julius Tennon, who also stars in the movie, told Variety, "Well, you know, it feels like we could [do a sequel]. We haven't had any discussions about it as of yet."

Davis added, "I'm open to more but let me tell you. I already was the oldest warrior on the battlefield. If we do a sequel, I'm hoping I still have teeth [laughs], but yes, I'm totally open to it. Wide open. Always."