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In a recent Anthony Horowitz twitter post, he told someone who was betting on a hybrid between ”Red Rackham’s Treasure” and ”The Calculus Affair”:
I’m not sure I’d put too much money on that.
Anthony Horowitz, thus far, has been better at telling us which albums it isn’t instead of which albums it is (if he hadn’t told us Prisoners of the Sun would be Tintin 2, would we know now that it wasn’t going to be that album? ) It sounds like a hybrid between Red Rackham’s Treasure and The Calculus Affair are off…And to be honest, I don’t blame them. They are both wonderful stories, but they are two flavors that I wouldn’t put in the same dish.
So what story’s could go with Red Rackham’s treasure? The film set us up for a hunt for a bigger treasure than Hergé had Tintin find, but now that they have we have to have Tintin and Haddock look for it. The Shooting Star or The Black Island are stories that might work. But of course, it’s all speculation at this point.
One thing though that they’ll have to solve: do Tintin and Haddock find this MASSIVE treasure we saw in Tintin 1 or not? If they do, they should be so incredibly rich it would change the rest of the series, even beyond the life of a normal chateau owner. If not…if they only get, say, some of it, than it will be hard to see how that is a better ending than Tintin 1 where they already got some treasure. Obviously the story will have to involve more, and I sure can’t wait (though I must) to see what Horowitz has planned.