With numerous sequels like Spiderman 4, Batman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (maybe) in the works, it’s hardly surprising that writer Michael Patrick King has revealed that he is working on a followup to Sex and the City: The Movie.

Shooting for the film could begin this summer with a tentative release date in 2011. However, there are a few discrepancies among actors concerning the validity of the film’s release.

Leading lady Sarah Jessica Parker seemed aware of plans for the film when she mentioned to a Fox reporter at a party last week that she was excited to see what King would come up with.

But in an interview E! Entertainment, Chris Noth, who plays Mr. Big, said he doesn’t “think it’s gonna happen.” Evan Handler, who plays Harry Goldenblatt in the first film and TV series, also expressed uncertainty:

“I don’t know anything about it but what I hear in the press,” Handler said. “I have no idea whether it will happen or not.”

The first Sex movie has managed to gross more than $152 million so far, so the likelihood of an upcoming project looks promising. “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell will release a prequel book series called “The Carrie Years” in autumn of 2010, which will reveal how in high school, Carrie ”began observing and commenting on the social scene.”

The release of either a Sex and the City 2 or a prequel film seems inevitable, but let’s face it folks, sequels/prequels are just as dangerous to the film industry as remakes. Take Star Wars for example – we were all sad about those prequels. But Star Wars didn’t have any sex scenes (maybe ol’ George shoulda loosened up his morals a bit), and there’s plenty to go around in the “Sex and the City” series. Fans will just have to hope there’s enough steamy action in the sequel to keep “the City” exciting.

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