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A Fan Asked Drew Barrymore About An "E.T." Sequel So I Suggest You Cover Your Ears If You Don't Want The Bad News

E.T. phones home, and never comes back.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an iconic movie. Spielberg really did that. We stan.

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And maybe I'm out of the loop, but I didn't know that people having basically been begging for a sequel since the '80s.

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When Drew Barrymore appeared on Watch What Happens Live, she was asked by a fan if there'd ever be a follow up to the classic based around Elliot and Gertie's kids meeting an E.T. family.

You'll probably remember that Drew played Gertie in the 1982 movie.
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You'll probably remember that Drew played Gertie in the 1982 movie.

Speaking on the rumours, Drew said that there'd been a lot of talk within Spielberg's camp about doing a sequel for E.T. and Jaws, but that the director didn't want to because "he felt like what he did was just as it should be."

Although there were sequels to Jaws, none of those were directed by Spielberg.
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Although there were sequels to Jaws, none of those were directed by Spielberg.

She then recalled a weekend when she stayed at his house and he confirmed that there wouldn't be a sequel, saying "it's just as it is."

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So if you were one of the stans hoping for a sequel 30 years later, I'm sorry to break it to you but it's not happening.

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