'The Sopranos' Series Finale Almost Had a Much Different Ending

David Chase Sheds Insight on The Sopranos Prequel Film

The Sopranos, a series that is arguably responsible for the wonderful age of television we all are lucky enough to experience has a prequel film due out this year. It's been a decade since the controversial ending to the series, but fans will be getting more Sopranos content soon, as The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film is in the works.

Aside from this, he also confirmed that the heated social-political climate of the era and the 1967 Newark race riots will be massive factors in the story.

Jurassic Park III's Alessandro Nivola was recently tapped to play Tony's mentor, Dickie Moltisanti, the father of Sopranos character Christopher Moltisanti, who was portrayed on TV by Michael Imperioli. In addition to Dickie and Tony, a much younger Junior Soprano will be involved, as well as many other characters from the original series. There's really no wrong or right answer, but Chase does provide some insight in what he was intending to say with that final moment: "I meant to say that time here is precious and it could end at any moment, and somehow, love is the only defense against this very, very cold universe". But before we get to the pull-quote that's got everyone arching their eyebrows, I'd like to go on record with the following opinion: the ending of The Sopranos can not be "solved", should not be "solved", and was pretty much designed from the ground up to be open to interpretation.

When pressed by Sepinwall if the "point of the scene" was to suggest that Tony could have been whacked in the final diner scene, Chase responds: "Yes, that he could have been whacked in the diner".

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The focus will be on the crime families, such as Tony Sopranos. "I was interested in exploring that". But he began to rethink the idea in recent years when reminiscing about his own childhood experiences in the city of Newark.

Casting is now underway for The Many Saints of Newark. I was just interested in the whole Newark riot thing.

The Many Saints of Newark has been co-written by Chase and Sopranos alum Lawrence Konner, with Alan Taylor (The Sopranos, Mad Men, Game of Thrones) directing.

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