Why fans are now calling for a 'That Thing Called Tadhana' sequel

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Posted at Oct 10 2017 06:16 PM

Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman (pictured) starred in the 2014 hit, "That Thing Called Tadhana" --the highest grossing indie flick for that year.

MANILA -- It's a romantic comedy that has earned cult status. 

And it's possible that the 2014 box office hit "That Thing Called Tadhana" could be in for a sequel, if a short video made by the film's editor is anything to go by. 

Benjamin Tolentino, credited for editing Antoinette Jadaone's beloved indie flick, shared a clip he did in which Mace and Anthony, the film's extremely relatable heartbroken leads, strike up a chat online. 

It appears to be set years after the events of the original, and it sees Mace inviting Anthony for a drink. 

 

It's far from a confirmation, as Tolentino said he did it only for a class he's in, but it did help reignite calls from fans for a sequel. 

"Tonet, kelan na ba natin 'to gagawin?" Tolentino teased. 

If one remembers, the kooky love story never really did show whether Mace and Anthony ended up together following their random Baguio trip. 

"Dugtungan na please! Tutulong po kami magsulat ng 'Tadhana 2,'" wrote on fan, while another chimed in: "OMG! Ito na talaga. Ang pinakaiaabangan ng lahat." 

In 2015, responding the the clamor for a sequel -- the film was the highest grossing indie flick during the year it was released --Jadaone opened up about the prospects of writing another chapter in Mace and Anthony's book. 

"Gusto ko magkaroon, pero gusto ko dapat ano siya, sa tamang dahilan, sa tamang panahon, sa tamang timing," she said at the time. 

Since the success of "That Thing Called Tadhana," Jadoane went on to direct a couple of dramas starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre. She also helmed Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto's "Love You to the Stars and Back."