There was a lot of talk last year when ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was released about the unnecessary nature of the whole thing, considering that the Swedish films weren’t exactly OLD (I mean, like, they came out in the US the year prior) but I was an advocate for them since I was intrigued by the story but not wholly satisfied with the Swedish bred films (outside of Rapace’s stellar three-fold performance). Couple that with my lust for all things Fincher and my desire to watch Daniel Craig flourish in a key role and you had me A.I.S. (ass in seat). With the hugely successful English language reboot, Fincher and company were immediately in talks to pick up the other two films in the trilogy and give them a go. I was on board. Now talk is ruminating over the possibility of Daniel Craig being a fucking diva and his character being cut entirely from the next two films. This is a BAD idea. Mikael Blomkvist, while more of a presence or ‘star’ in the first book/film than the second and third, is such a major force behind the story and sacrificing him entirely for the sake of a few dollars spent seems ridiculous. GET CRAIG ON BOARD or scrap the whole thing. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is not a story that demands a sequel since the corresponding stories engulf other aspects of Salander’s life anyways. The initial story is done, so either get everyone to return or drop the fucking ball and walk away!