Red looks good on David Harbour with roles like Hellboy and Red Guardian in Black Widow, and last Christmas he was Jolly Old Saint Nick in Violent Night. The movie was a sleeper hit on release, and we have news that a sequel is underway.
This was confirmed by director Tommy Wirkola who tells The Wrap, “We’re talking about [a Violent Night sequel] and we’re just making deals and getting everything in order.” No details were released when it came to the story, but we should expect the film to expand the lore of this version of Kris Kringle.
If anything, Wirkola did confirm that there are still a lot of things in the Christmas lore that they have yet to touch. He explains, “There’s stuff we left on the floor like the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, the elves… But story-wise I think we have a really, really cool idea that expands on the world and scope, but still keeping that tone that we love from the first one.”
Who knows, maybe the sequel could take place in the North Pole this time with Santa and his elves trying to save a Mrs. Clause that’s been taken hostage. I would absolutely love it if they brought in some more Christmas figures to rumble with David Harbour. How about a crossover with The Grinch? Universal did release the film back in 2000, and I would kind of love to see Jim Carrey back in the role. Maybe it could be a buddy-cop action comedy this time around?
No release date has been announced for Violent Night 2, but we should expect the movie to come out in a Christmas down the line (maybe 2024).