Robert Carlyle hints at third Trainspotting film

Robert Carlyle has dropped a hint that there could be a third Trainspotting film.

The Scottish actor, who plays psycho Francis “Franco” Begbie, was speaking at the world premiere of T2: Trainspoting in Edinburgh tonight – and admitted that he’d be keen to bring his hardman character back to the big screen for a third time,

Carlyle who was at the world premiere of T2: Trainspotting in Edinburgh tonight, has said he is keen to bring his character Begbie back to cinema screens for a third time.

Carlyle’s comments come just days after author Irvine Welsh said he thought “there’s probably room for one more kind of Trainspotting-themed film”.

Begbie is also the focus of Welsh’s recent novel, The Blade Artist.

Commenting on the sequel which is loosely based on Welsh’s follow-up novel Porno, Carlyle said: “It’s been 20 years coming, it’s been a long time coming.

“We always felt that we would do it, but as the years went by, you thought is this ever really going to happen.

“Danny [Boyle, the director] was always determined we were going to be 20 years older before he was going to shoot it.”

In T2, Begbie is back angrier than ever – though his character also shows a softer side as he deals with fatherhood.

Carlyle said those scenes key.

“That is the first time you see maybe there is another side to this guy,” he said.

“There is something quite emotional about that. He’s capable of feeling something more just rage, so I am pleased that that element of Begbie has been shown.

“And maybe that sets up another film in fact because Irvine Welsh has written The Blade Artist.”

Carlyle added: “We’ve been talking about that, I am up for doing it.

“So maybe we ain’t seen the end of Begbie just yet.”

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