September 4, 2020
You thought you were out, but they pulled you back in…
The first two Godfather movies rank among some of the greatest pieces of cinema of all time. They are heralded by critics and viewers and even at being over 3+ hours in length, a joy to watch over and over again.
The third Godfather movie had an impossible task to complete. It had to live up to those legacies while also dealing with a changing Hollywood where stars wanted more money and actors were not available. What we got was interesting and challenging, but failed to be one of the greatest movies of all time. Which, again, is not a fair comparison at all.
Well, Coppola is getting the chance to take another whack at it.
The Godfather Part III is not only getting a recut but it’s also getting a new title—a new, very long title, Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, and is headed to theaters and digital platforms this December.
Apparently, this is the title that Coppola always intended, but also one that Paramount did not approve at the time.