Release details for the sequel to the successful horror film M3GAN have been announced, proving that James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse are still very much in business.
The film will be written by Akela Cooper again, and it is scheduled for January 25, 2025, theatrical release. Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, two of the show’s regular cast members, are also coming back. According to the rumor mill, Williams, who served as executive producer on the original picture, will also be a producer on the follow-up.
The director of the first picture, Gerard Johnstone, may be offered a chance to return for the sequel, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter.
After its debut earlier this month, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster’s M3GAN have become hugely successful. The film has made over $90 million at the box office and received widespread critical acclaim.
M3GAN 2.0 Release Date
A good evil doll is impossible to control, especially one that is succeeding at the box office.
A sequel to M3GAN, the horror phenomenon that debuted on January 6, was formally confirmed by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster banners on Wednesday.
The sequel, titled M3GAN 2.0, is being written by Akela Cooper, who also wrote the first one. Even a release date has been set: January 17, 2025.
— M3GAN (@meetM3GAN) January 18, 2023
The previous movie’s surviving actors Allison Williams and Violet McGraw are on board to make a second appearance. Williams will now work as a producer in addition to his previous role as an executive producer on the original.
What Can We Expect From M3GAN Sequel?
The first movie’s synopsis describes M3GAN as “a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll engineered to be a child’s greatest friend and a parent’s greatest ally. “M3GAN, created by creative toy company roboticist Gemma, can listen, watch, and learn as she transforms into a child’s companion, teacher, playmate, and guardian.
Welcome to the M3GAN Cinematic Universe. “M3GAN 2.0,” a sequel to Atomic Monster and Blumhouse’s “M3GAN,” is scheduled to debut in theaters on Jan. 17, 2025.https://t.co/W511REBozo pic.twitter.com/f8csBbEXkF
— Variety (@Variety) January 18, 2023
“Gemma is confused and unprepared to be a parent when she unexpectedly takes in her 8-year-old orphaned niece Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Gemma makes the unthinkable decision to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady to solve both challenges while under extreme pressure at work.
M3GAN 2.0 Cast Members: Who Are In It?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, who starred in the first film, have both agreed to return for M3GAN 2.0. Akela Cooper, who previously wrote the first film, will also return to pen the sequel.
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Although Gerald Johnson is not currently scheduled to return, according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, “producers hope to reach a deal with him.”
M3GAN 2.0’s current narrative is unknown because the script is currently being written. It’s uncertain whether the sequel would involve the resuscitation of the original M3GAN doll or possibly a transfer of M3GAN’s consciousness into another doll because the original M3GAN doll seemed to be destroyed at the end of the first film.
Williams and McGraw are both expected to make a comeback, therefore it is possible that M3GAN would seek retribution against Gemma and Cady to perhaps get in touch with her closest buddy.