The Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, has dropped its official trailer. Finally! A piece of pop culture I actually care about! The new movie, which will be released in theatres and HBO Max on October 1, was directed by Alan Taylor and written by Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. It’s set in 1967 during the Newark race riots and stars the late, great James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini, as a teenage Tony Soprano, who shows a lotta potential (although he never had the makings of a varsity athlete), but gets led down the wrong path by his uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Christopha’s daddy), played by Alessandro Nivola. The trailer features a lot of beatdowns, guns, explosions, vintage cars, bellbottoms, go-go boots, menacing low-angle shots, and the return of Satriale’s. I’m in!
Thanks to the collective outrage at the Game of Thrones series finale, we’ve all but forgotten the collective outrage that was expressed at the ambiguous series finale of The Sopranos, which, at that time, made us all but forget the collective outrage at the Seinfeld series finale. Well, we finally have an answer to the question that was on everybody’s lips in the summer of 2007 which was “$600 for a telephone?!?!?!” But sadly, the cost of the iPhone has never been sufficiently explained. However, we do know the answer to the question “Did Tony Soprano live or what?” According to The New York Post, Sopranos creator David Chase accidentally revealed Tony’s fate during a roundtable discussion with Alan Sepinwall, the co-author of his book about the show called The Soprano Sessions.
*Warning: 13-year-old retroactive spoilers ahead*