Actor Cary Elwes, who portrayed Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the 2004 Saw film, says “never say never” about repeating his iconic role in future films.
Actor Cary Elwes recently said “never say never“when he was asked about the possibility of repeating his iconic role as Dr. Lawrence Gordon from So V franchise. Elwes first portrayed the doctor in the 2004 horror film, So V, directed by James Wan. In the film, Elwes’ character wakes up in a dilapidated bathroom facing photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell). After realizing that the couple are victims of the infamous jigsaw killer, Gordon quickly finds out that he must saw his foot off to free himself from his shackles and kill Adam at six o’clock.
The 2004 film ends with Gordon crawling out of the bathroom to find help after sawing his foot off and shooting Adam with a revolver placed inside the room. While Elwes’ character was mentioned in the future So V installments, the actor did not repeat his role until 2010’s seventh feature in the series, So 3D. The film, which serves as the franchise’s final installment (at the time), reveals that after escaping the bathroom trap, Elwes’ character is recruited by Tobin Bell’s Jigsaw character. The film shows a montage that reveals how Gordon helped Jigsaw not only create the scary games, but also helped select some of the victims. Jigsaw gives Gordon one last task at the end of the film, and eliminates the serial killer’s junk apprentice, Detective Mark Hoffman (Costa’s Mandylor). Gordon locks Hoffoman in the first film’s bathroom trap and throws him the same saw he was supposed to use to cut his own foot off. Elwes’ character then closes the door and is never seen again.
Talking to THR, Elwes says “never say never“when he was asked to repeat his role as Dr. Gordon from So V movie. While the actor is “open“to the filmmakers who discuss a possible revival of the character, he feels they have”explored that character as far as it can go“Elwes further explains that he feels the filmmakers”has run the entire spectrum of Dr. Gordon’s life.“Still, the actor keeps an open mind to the possibility of reprisals.
Elwes also explains in the interview “great challenge“to create the first So V movie. The actor reveals that the recordings only lasted 18 days, and he was given the task of reciting “12 to 16 pages of dialogue a day“Because the production was on a tight deadline,” the actor says, “there were no chairs on the set“and the crew”never place the camera on a doll or tripod“This allowed the camera team to set up images quickly by saying,”OK move the camera here and scroll. “
Given the fact that Elwes’ character essentially disappears from his surroundings, future films in the franchise may expand his story further. After So 3D, the franchise would be split into 2017’s Jigsaw and the 2021s Spiral. With several avenues open to explore in future installments, it is not out of the question to get Dr. Gordon to appear in one of the timelines. Still, nothing is set in stone at the moment, which means fans can only theorize what happened to Elwes’ character after his last appearance in So V universe.
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