Since its limited theatrical premiere, “Confess, Fletch” has done pretty well for itself on the critical side of things. It has an 85% certified fresh critic score as well as a 74% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critical consensus that reads, “Shorter on wacky hijinks but still very funny, ‘Confess, Fletch’ is a showcase for Jon Hamm’s comedic chops that revives this long-dormant franchise with style.” With an endorsement like that, one has to wonder what the likelihood of a follow-up film is at this stage in the game. Director Greg Mottola is certainly hopeful about such a project.
Not long after the debut of “Confess, Fletch,” Mottola spoke to Uproxx about the film and noted that he’d love to take a crack at a sequel down the line. In fact, he’s so interested in a continuation that he’s already working on a script. “‘Fletch’s Fortune’ all takes place at a journalism conference, so I’ve got lots of ideas how to bring that into all the insane worlds of today,” he teased, much to the delight of Fletch fans everywhere. For those unfamiliar, “Fletch’s Fortune” was published in 1978 and is the third book in the Fletch-centric canon, following 1976’s “Confess, Fletch.”
It remains to be seen if a “Confess, Fletch” sequel will come to fruition, but one can only hope we’ll get to see Greg Mottola’s take on “Fletch’s Fortune” — ideally with Jon Hamm still in the lead role — in the future.