James Wan, the producer of M3GAN, already has plans for a sequel in case the first film proves to be a hit. Gerald Johnstone’s film M3GAN depicts the tale of a robotics expert working for a toy manufacturer whose AI doll starts to act independently. In addition to producing Annabelle, The Nun, and Spiral and directing Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Malignant, Wan also has a narrative credit on the upcoming film, which Akela Cooper wrote. M3GAN’s first teaser has already hinted that the movie will be spooky but also have some dark humor because the main doll likes to dance.
Wan admits he already has ideas for a sequel even though M3GAN hasn’t even been formally launched in theatres. He makes this revelation in a new interview with Collider. With the hope that one or more sequels will someday get to further explore these concepts, the producer teases that he has thought of ways to expand the story’s world. See Wan’s entire comment down below:
What Would Be Required for M3GAN 2 to Take Place
The performance of M3GAN at the box office will be the main decision element in determining whether a sequel is approved. With Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious, and Annabelle all selling well enough at the box office to justify one or more sequels, Wan has demonstrated numerous occasions that he understands what types of horror flicks will resonate with audiences. The majority of horror films have smaller budgets than major Hollywood blockbusters. Thus they require less money to break even and make a profit. The production budget for M3GAN is unknown. However, it is probably comparable to those of Wan’s earlier works.
Unlike most of Wan’s other films, M3GAN also has a PG-13 rating. It makes it possible for a larger audience to watch the movie, potentially increasing the likelihood that it will make money at the box office. The ratings from M3GAN will also have some bearing on a sequel, albeit they are less significant overall. If the movie receives favorable reviews, word-of-mouth could boost its box office earnings. Although reviews for the movie haven’t yet been published, early reactions from reviewers to M3GAN seem to be largely good, indicating that it may end up being well-liked by public audiences.
Given the popularity of the M3GAN’s dance movements on TikTok and its PG-13 rating, Johnstone’s movie may become a smash and draw in slightly younger people who don’t often go to the movies to see R-rated films like The Conjuring or installments in the Saw franchise. Fortunately, Wan is prepared to jump right into developing the tale in numerous sequels if the film turns out to be a success. The public won’t have to wait long to see M3GAN because its release has been scheduled for later this week.