Actor David Harbour (Stranger Things) might’ve just pitched a movie sequel for the ages.
During a recent interview with Digital Spy, Harbour explained what makes Santa Claus sexy. In Violent Night, he plays an intense version of St. Nick who encounters a group of criminals who have kidnapped a family on Christmas Eve. And only Santa Claus can save the day from the villainous “Mr. Scrooge” played by John Leguizamo.
“There’s something inherently sexy about a guy who goes to town on a bunch of mercenaries to save a little girl and to save Christmas,” Harbour said. “There’s something sexy about that, right?”
Sticking to the “making Christmas sexy” theme, Harbour then pitched an idea for a sequel to Violent Night where actors Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac would join the cast as the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. Harbour starred with Isaac in the 2011 film W.E. and is playing opposite Pascal in the upcoming HBO true-crime series My Dentist’s Murder Trial.
Harbour even has a name for the franchise he will build around the fantasy characters: The Santa Cinematic Universe. “A bunch of daddies as imaginary creatures,” he said with a big grin.
Artist Katelyn Windels liked the idea so much, she created an illustration of what the Harbour, Pascal and Isaac would look like if the Santa Cinematic Universe ever came to fruition and posted it to TikTok, referring to the trio as “The Daddy Trinity.”
In the drawing, Harbour is dressed like Santa and carrying a sledgehammer; Pedro is wearing some rabbit ears and whiskers, armed with Easter eggs and joined by a few sidekick bunnies; and Isaac is showing off a pair of fairy wings, smoking a cigar and sporting the Thom Browne skirt suit he wore to the London premiere of his Disney+ series Moon Knight.
Someone greenlight this movie now and take our money!
Violent Night is now playing in theaters.