Friends, pay attention! Even though it won’t be released for some time, a “M3GAN” sequel is formally under development. The movie, officially named “M3GAN 2.0,” has received Universal Pictures’ approval and will once more be made by Blumhouse and Atomic Monster. The final two girls in the epicentre of the doll’s terror, Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, as well as scriptwriter Akela Cooper, will all be back.
Gerard Johnstone is one name whose future is less certain. The Hollywood Reporter believes that producers intend to negotiate for the director to return, despite the fact that he was not named in the press statement. It would be disappointing if he didn’t because “M3GAN” might not have become the cultural phenomenon it is today without his involvement in the horror-comedy genre. However, if a deal can’t be reached, perhaps the budding Cooper will try his hand at becoming a director. Her tale is told in the original movie just as much as Johnstone’s.
Whatever the case, it’s still unknown what “M3GAN 2.0” will be all about. The conclusion did, however, provide a really important hint. We won’t go into detail, but if you saw the movie, read our analysis of the finale to understand what it specifically alludes to in the future. No matter the rating, you can trust that it’s already going to be wild.
The power of understanding your audience
It’s challenging to read about a “M3GAN” sequel without connecting it to the film’s bizarre marketing strategy. Universal leaned heavily towards the movie’s innate campiness, running its Twitter account like a stan account and sent dancers to perform her now-famous dance in New York City. It was timely, but not in a way that suggested out-of-touch advertising execs were imitating the voices of 18 to 30 year old Internet users. In a time when it feels like every film is being undermarketed, “M3GAN” aggressively promoted itself while never coming off as obtrusive due of its awareness of its own self.
It may be argued that this cheeky self-awareness has encouraged more and more people to like the movie. “M3GAN” produced almost $30 million in its first weekend of release, which translates to a speedy two-and-a-half times return on investment in just the first three days of release. “M3GAN” has earned $91.1 million globally as of right now, and over the following few days, it will probably become 2023’s first $100 million grosser. So it truly makes sense that a sequel was approved.
We’ll have to wait a while before our best friend visits us once more. The release date for “M3GAN 2.0” is set for January 17, 2025.
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