Horror Hit “M3GAN” Sequel Coming in 2025 With Key Stars Returning
Don’t worry, M3GAN fans, the murder-doll with a keen sense of fashion and a keener sense of vengeance is returning, along with some key players.
Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen the original—M3GAN 2.0 is now officially in the works, with Universal not only announcing a speedy January 17, 2025 release date but also the return of stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw. The script will come from M3GAN scribe Akela Cooper, yet it hasn’t been announced yet whether director Gerard Johnstone will also return.
Williams played Gemma, the brilliant robotics engineer who created the A.I.-infused doll for McGraw’s Cady, a grieving child dealing with the loss of her parents. The idea was simple—M3gan, short for Model 3 Generative Android, would provide unwavering friendship to Cady as she settles into her new life with Gemma and without her parents. God knows why anyone would think it’s a good idea to upgrade the murderous M3gan, but we’re sure Cooper will find a great way to bring the robot with a heart of poison back. M3GAN has been a big hit, nabbing $91 thus far globally on a budget of just $12 million. The film was produced by horror maestros James Wan and Jason Blum of Blumhouse, which produced the movie alongside Atomic Monster for Universal Pictures.
“After I first saw the movie, we had a good sense that a sequel might really work,” Blum told Variety.” “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.”
Fans of the original M3GAN will no doubt be delighted.
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Featured image: M3GAN in M3GAN directed by Gerard Johnstone. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.