Despite coming out on ‘dump month’ January, M3GAN managed to be a huge box office draw, and a lot of fans have been raving about the next stage in killer doll movies. As it turns out, Blumhouse is now ready for a sequel.
According to Variety, M3GAN 2.0 is a go, and the sequel is now set to release on Jan. 17, 2025. We don’t have any details when it comes to the story, but Akela Cooper is coming back to write the sequel, and it’s said that Allison Williams and Violet McGraw will also return to reprise their roles.
One part that hasn’t been confirmed, though, is the director. Gerard Johnstone had directed M3GAN, but a director hasn’t been confirmed for M3GAN 2.0.
Like I said, the movie came out during a dump month, but M3GAN has managed to exceed expectations and has earned close to a hundred million on its $12 million budget. Producer Jason Blum has actually said that they had such a good feeling about the project that they decided to start discussing a sequel even before the film acme out. He explains:
“After I first saw the movie, we had a good sense that a sequel might really work… So, we broke our cardinal rule and we started talking about a sequel before the movie was released. I felt so bullish that we started entertaining a sequel earlier than we usually do.”
We don’t know what a sequel could hold, but I’m pretty excited to see what could be next.
M3GAN 2.0 is set to come out on Jan. 17, 2025. Catch M3GAN now screening in theaters.