“I met with Warren,” Epps says. “I had an thought of of tips on how to do Dick Tracy 2, which was an enormous leap in time just like the strip. What [Dick Tracy creator] Chester Gould did as you learn by it, he has large jumps in time and he mirrors the tradition, he offers with the battle, he offers with the ‘50s, he offers with the ‘60s.”
The sequel would have seen a roughly ten 12 months leap in time, featured an older Junior, and put Tracy within the midst of World Struggle II.
“The sequel [would have been] one thing round munitions and battle secrets and techniques,” Epps says “I in all probability would have gone to factories, as a result of I used to be all the time amazed at how America was this armament trade. We had no weapons producers earlier than the battle started, and by the tip, we had been a juggernaut, turning out planes in two, three days and issues like that.”
To be clear, there have been no plans to place Warren Beatty in uniform and ship Tracy abroad to affix the battle effort on the frontlines. Dick Tracy 2 would have been strictly a home wartime affair.
“We in all probability would have handled a few of that imagery of [manufacturing] vegetation, the scale of [the war effort], and airplanes,” he says. “Not going over to Europe or something like that, however making an attempt to do it at house, extra spy and espionage.”