2017: The Disaster Artist, Part 2
Besides attending midnight screenings of The Room, Wiseau found side work playing the villain in Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, and at some point shot a new movie, Best F(r)iends, on its way in 2018, marking his reunion with Sestero after The Room emerged into the world and changed the course of humanity as we know it.
So many years after presenting The Room to the AMPAS for awards consideration, Wiseau must feel at least a little vindicated as he basks, alongside Franco, plus Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Jackie Weaver, writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and too many other names to name here, in the glow of awards season buzz.
Any wins along the Oscar trail belong to the Francos and their team, but in a roundabout way, they'll belong, if only in spirit, to Wiseau as well. The Room is his, and his alone. Midnight movie marauders might adore it. Comedians might be transfixed by it. Franco might see it as the story he was born to tell. But nobody other than Wiseau can claim any real ownership over The Room, and nobody other than Wiseau can claim credit for the phenomenon of its ever-increasing popularity.