In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Dr. Lecter calls the newly appointed agent Starling and informs her that he is

having an old friend for dinner

before hanging up the phone and starts following Dr. Chilton into the crowd.

There is no mentioning of what happens to Dr. Chilton in Hannibal (2001), the movie, does it say anywhere else?

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According to the novel, Hannibal (1999), Chilton disappeared while on vacation in Jamaica seven years earlier; it is strongly suggested that Lecter murdered him.

He exists in the TV show Hannibal (2013-15), but the events of said show take place before the movies, up through Red Dragon, and deviate from the original book/movie timeline.

  • yeah, TV show is very different; Freddy Lounds is a woman instead
    – Yu Zhang
    Apr 21, 2020 at 3:43

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