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The director of the recently released Oasis documentary, Supersonic, thinks the band will reform.
Mat Whitecross spent an extensive amount of time with the Gallagher brothers in making his critically acclaimed film on the duo, and has now shared his thoughts on the situation.
Whitecross was being interviewed by Edith Bowman for Virgin Radio. Bowman asked whether the director thought the brothers would put aside their differences, Whitecross responded: “I hope so. The interesting thing is, everyone’s speculating, but neither of them said no. Liam never wanted to split up the band but obviously it got to the point where it was so tense and horrible they couldn’t be in the same room together."
He continued: “Noel doesn’t say no. whenever anyone asks him, which is probably every day, he doesn’t say no. He makes a joke and says it’ll have to be a filthy amount of money, or it’d have to be this or that, or get a mute button for Liam or something. But I feel like it’ll happen."
Whitecross then, rather oddly, praised the duo for their modesty in the film: “The thing they both conclude at the end of the film was that, really, you can write the greatest songs in the world, you can be the greatest band in the world, but it’s all down to the fans. He [Liam] plays those songs at solo gigs now and he only has to strum the first two chords to Wonderwall and he can go home because everyone’s going to sing the thing for him.
“I just feel like for the fans I imagine he’d feel that he’d want to do it again. And partly I guess that’s what doing this film was about – the legacy, wanting to give something back. It was amazing how generous they both were in saying it wasn’t us, it was our fans, it was the crowd.”
When asked about working with the fiery duo, Whitecross shed some light on their relationship with women: “There’s a long section in the film on [their relationships with women]. Most of them were products of single mums and it was one of those things where they were often paired up with tour managers or photographers who were women, because they were the only people who could make them behave and who they were respectful to. If there was a man coming into the situation it would get volatile, but if it was a woman it’d be fine.”
The production of the film has saw some classic Gallagher moments. From Liam calling Noel a potato and beige, to also being caught up in some trouble after homophobic tweets regarding Russian Football fans. Even if Oasis never return, we can't say the Gallaghers will never entertain us.
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