Since it's fairly muted release back in 2001, Disney's underwater adventure Atlantis: The Lost Empire
has become a cherished animation favorite for many. Well, the movie's director, Kirk Wise
, has revealed his ideas for a once planned sequel.
"Believe it or not we did. [Story supervisor] John Sanford
, Gary and I actually concocted an idea for a sequel to Atlantis
. It had no relation to the Atlantis
TV series that was being developed at Disney Television Animation
. This was a feature-length, full-on, full-blown sequel to Atlantis
Clearly the creative team behind Atlantis: The Lost Empire
had big plans for a follow-up and were planning to fill it with all sorts of twists and turns. "We were going to have a new villain in the story. The villain was going to be wearing big, scary, wool, bulky, World War I-style clothing with a frightening gasmask to obscure its face; a little Darth Vader-esque," Kirk Wise continued.