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After Cocaine Bear Set to Dominate the Box-Office, Fans Demand Movie on Real-Life Polish Bear Who Fought in World War 

After Cocaine Bear Set to Dominate the Box-Office, Fans Demand Movie on Real-Life Polish Bear Who Fought in World War 

Cocaine Bear has snorted up a solid opening weekend, earning $2 million in Thursday previews at the domestic box office. The R-rated action-comedy opened in 6543 North American theaters last week.

The mid-budget film cost roughly $35 million, much of it used on the CGI bear. The film is projected to open with as much as $20 million. Positive word-of-mouth and meme-ability online have contributed to the film’s success.

Fans Want Another Bear Story

Wojtek The Syrian Brown Bear
Wojtek The Syrian Brown Bear

Fans on social media are calling for another real-life bear to get its movie. One such fan is Twitter user @mavericksmovies, who tweeted his suggestion.

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The tweet quickly gained traction, with others commenting about their excitement for a potential movie about Wojtek. @RandyShulman comments that they would “gladly” watch this movie

Meanwhile, @santiliste11 suggests a “bear trilogy.”


Given the incredible true story of Wojtek, it’s no surprise that fans are clamoring for a movie about this unconventional war hero. The idea of a beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking bear who fought fascists is undeniably appealing. The fact that this story is rooted in history only adds to its potential as a cinematic sensation.

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A Cocaine Bear Sequel Is In Order

Warden, the writer of Cocaine Bear, already has plans for more films. In an interview with Variety, the writer explains how “the bear’s not the bad guy” in the movie. This would help continue to tell the story “over and over again.”

“For the sequels, I definitely have ideas for that. The bear’s not the bad guy in this movie. What happened is a product of circumstance and everybody else’s poor decisions. I think that is a story that we can continue to tell over and over again. I’d be excited to tell it because there are some really good ideas that we have for the subsequent movies.”

Cocaine Bear
Cocaine Bear

If a Cocaine Bear sequel does not follow through, a Wojtek movie would also be an opportunity to explore deeper themes. For one thing, the idea of a bear being trained to fight in war raises questions about the ethics of using animals in conflict. Of course, there are some challenges to bringing Wojtek’s story to the big screen.

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Unlike Cocaine Bear, which has a clear and contained narrative arc, Wojtek’s story is more episodic, and it’s unclear what the central conflict or dramatic tension would be. But with the right screenwriter and director, there’s no reason why Wojtek couldn’t become the next unlikely animal movie star.

Source: Twitter

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.