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  • Please, please, please let there be, like, a two or three hour movie, taking place in the years of 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929! I hope it shows the new life Edith has with Bertie and how young Marigold (age 6 or 7 then) will enjoy her childhood in the home of her stepfather!

    And young George will be 5 to 8 years old, Sybbie will be 6 to 9 yrs old, and Marigold six or seven yrs old.  And I want to hear Marigold actually start talking more!

    Plus I want to see Anna and John's young son, like, 3 or 4 years old and what his name is. And hearing Anna called "Mummy" and Bates called "Daddy" would bo so adorably sweet!  And Rose and Atticus' little daughter Victoria Rachel Cora.

    And find more mysteriouss secrets being kept by the Crawley family and others!!

    ANYONE AGREE WITH ME ON THIS AS STRONGLY AS I!!?

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    • I definitely would love to see a Downton abbe film. Four years though might be stretching it far for a single film. They could always do a couple films focusing on a couple years, but if just one then perhaps 1-2 years.

      It would be nice to hear Marigold talk more and to see more of Sybbie, George, Victoria, and John and Anna's son. In addition, we know from the season 6 holiday episode that Mary was going to have a child with Henry. Personally I would like their child to be a girl. I would also like to see Edith have a son and heir with Bertie. Here are my votes for their names: Edward "Ned" Bates, Katherine "Kate" Talbot, and Arthur "Artie" Pelham.

      Someting else I would be willing to watch if it were done would be a Downton Abbey Next Generation film showing the children growing up and participating in World War II. Downton could perhaps be a convalescent home again, and we could see the return of Ethel Parks's son Charlie and Lord Sinderby's illegitimate son, Daniel Clark.

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      I definitely would love to see a Downton abbe film. Four years though might be stretching it far for a single film. They could always do a couple films focusing on a couple years, but if just one then perhaps 1-2 years.

      It would be nice to hear Marigold talk more and to see more of Sybbie, George, Victoria, and John and Anna's son. In addition, we know from the season 6 holiday episode that Mary was going to have a child with Henry. Personally I would like their child to be a girl. I would also like to see Edith have a son and heir with Bertie. Here are my votes for their names: Edward "Ned" Bates, Katherine "Kate" Talbot, and Arthur "Artie" Pelham.

      Someting else I would be willing to watch if it were done would be a Downton Abbey Next Generation film showing the children growing up and participating in World War II. Downton could perhaps be a convalescent home again, and we could see the return of Ethel Parks's son Charlie and Lord Sinderby's illegitimate son, Daniel Clark.

      I imagine Edward Bates's middle name would be Robert. The Depression in the 30's might be a good period also for a film, as it actually did have an effect in Britain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression_in_the_United_Kingdom

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    • I've seen in many forums predictions for the next generation's future, many of which I like and agree with, so I'll try to summon up what I've read with a few extra ideas (focusing mainly on the children we have seen or heard of in the show).

      It's been predicted Sybbie would follow in her mother's foosteps as a nurse, perhaps during World War II. There's been fanfiction pairing her with Charlie Bryant. In one I think he may have even been called a doctor. Well, based on that, I imagine he would return to visit his birthplace while still a gifted young medical student whose goal, like Sybbie's, is to help others and make his mother proud. They could bond over this, and there may be troubles due to his mother's past and perhaps Sybbie's Catholic faith, but in the end they get together.

      Mary would imbed her dedication to preserving Downton into George, who would perhaps study business and/or economics in school, or perhaps he might be interested in politics. He could be an athlete - say a runner, and obviously with World War II would serve perhaps either in the army or the Air Force. He might be injured like his father was, but endure. No one's discussed his romantic prospects. Perhaps he could meet a young French girl named Sophie while serving in Europe and they meet up again after the war.

      Marigold, some have said, would follow her mother into the magazine business and help report on the war. Others have suggested pairing her with Daniel Clark like Charlie with Sybbie. This would be an interesting dynamic if they both find out they are secret love children. Daniel Clark could be attracted to publishing and writing as well.

      Anna and Bates's son, perhaps becasue of what his parents went through with Vera and then Green, might be inspired to enter the field of criminal justice and/or study the law. Robert I expect would help fund his education. Or perhaps the boy could grow up to become the family lawyer for the next generation like Murray.

      Victoria Aldridge could be a wild child like Rose used to be, and Rose would have to deal with trying to cope with that (unless Rose and Atticus have more children and one of them is the wild child instead).

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    • So, I will probably start an article Downton Abbey (film) since there have been what appear to be legitimate reports that there are various efforts to get something going. I probably won't start the article until there are something better than rumours of a script.

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    • I hope by "movie" you mean something like the TV Christmas specials, but longer, and not a feature film. I'm afraid that a feature film would flop--most intimate, intricate character dramas do--while a successful TV film would lead to other TV films.

      And I think a TV film would be a huge success.

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    • I think Julian Fellowes suggested a feature film, but I don't think it would be a flop. It just might not meet the extremely high expectations it might have to live up to.

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    • It sounds pretty likely that there's going to be a film: Downton Abbey movie 'could be filmed this year'

      "Carnival Films, which produces the drama, has already confirmed that a script for a potential movie is in development.
      It told the BBC on Monday: "There are still no firm plans about when a film might go into production. When the future plans are certain we will of course make an announcement at the relevant time.""

      But often even when you get news that makes it seem like there's definitely going to be a film it never happens. So I'll believe it when they announce it! :)

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    • That article is intriguing. The BBC usually does their homework, but the account by Jeremy Swift is strange! However, self-destructing PDFs are not unheard of, so maybe that's how the script was distributed.

      Is this article worth starting Downton Abbey (film) over?

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    • I'm tempted to say wait, I'm pretty sure it'll happen, but I've thought that about a few films that sound like they're certain to happen and then never do.

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    • I hear you. Crossing fingers.

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    • I have to admit, I am more than impressed with some of the scenarios that the guest came up with, in respects to Sybbie, George and the others. I love the idea of Sybbie being a nurse, like her mother, a possible romance with Charlie Bryant and the possible hurdles with Charlie's mother's past and Sybbie being a Catholic. George's predictions are also impressive, especially with the idea of him possibly being injured like his father and also his romantic prospects.  And I can CLEARLY see Marigold going into the magazine business, learning from her mother, and her becoming a reporter. I would also love to see something about what might have happened with Laura Edmunds, Edith's editor.

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    • Indications are the plan was not to move too far into the future (if they did at all). Otherwise the efforts to get most of the cast back wouldn't be mentioned by so many of the rumors.

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