Not everyone loves 'Forrest Gump' and it's the sort of movie that has not only aged badly, but doesn't even hold up to rewatching for fun.
However, because of the movie's unbridled success with the box office and awards meant that a sequel was always going to happen - up until it wasn't. In a frank interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, screenwriter Eric Roth laid out his proposed sequel to 'Forrest Gump' and it honestly sounds... terrible.
For one, the sequel would have had Forrest Gump's son - played by Haley Joel Osment in the original - diagnosed with AIDS, presumably because of Jenny (Robin Wright) having it. The movie would have followed Forrest and his son as they popped up during key moments in the '90s.
For example, Forrest would have popped up during the infamous OJ Simpson / AJ Rawlings chase through Los Angeles - with Gump literally appearing in the backseat of Simpson's Ford Bronco. Forrest's son would have been a ballroom dancer who eventually ends up dancing with Princess Diana at some charity event.
It doesn't end there, either. The movie would have followed Forrest's son having a relationship with a Native American woman who eventually dies in the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, which Roth then said with 9/11 occurring, "everything felt meaningless."
To be fair, the whole thing just sounds awful so it's probably for the best that it never happened at all.
Here's the interview Roth gave to Yahoo! Entertainment about it.
I talked to Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth about the sequel he wrote, and it would've been... interesting. @YahooEnt pic.twitter.com/pLkN4GeXC5
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) March 20, 2019