What is the obvious advantage any film-maker has while handling a script that involves time traveling? He/she can bring the dead characters back to life and that calls for a sequel or even a prequel. When it comes to Suriya's 24, it is the former.
Yes, according to the latest report, 24 will have a sequel (24 part 2) and the same has been confirmed by the movie's editor Prawin Pudi.
Speaking to Behindwoods, Prawin has explained why portions involving Suriya's pilot avatar, as seen in the film's teaser, trailer and the posters, had to be trimmed. He has also said that the sequences, in which Suriya will be seen paragliding, will be featured in the film's sequel and that 24 part 2 was always a part of the plan. "In the film, paragliding is Mani's (Suriya) hobby. It initially featured as an intro scene for Mani where he is paragliding as part of National Day celebrations which got cut due to time constraints. It would probably feature in 24 part 2," he has said.
It is also said that the news was earlier confirmed by director Vikram Kumar when he shared a post on a social media page. The post also hints at the possible revival of Athreya, the dreaded villain played by Suriya. Since the movie doesn't convincingly showcase Athreya's demise, he is expected to be back on the big screen in 24 part 2. Even if he is dead, the time machine is still lying around somewhere to bring him back to life. Since both Vikram and Suriya are busy working on their respective projects at the moment, the sequel might take a few months to go on floors.