- Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is in the early stages of script development
- Josh Hutcherson is eager to work on the sequel and reunite with director Emma Tammi
- The plot of the second film might follow the trajectory of the second game in the video game series
Actor Josh Hutcherson confirmed that Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is in the works and in the early stages of development. Hutcherson starred as Mike Schmidt in director Emma Tammi’s first film, Five Nights at Freddy’s, which became Blumhouse’s highest-grossing film upon its release in 2023, earning $295 million against a budget of $20 million. Hutcherson revealed in an interview with Variety that the Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 script is still being developed, and they want to start filming as soon as possible based on the success of the first film.
Hutcherson expressed his enthusiasm for the sequel and the possibility of reuniting with director Emma Tammi, who hasn’t been confirmed for the second film yet. Hutcherson also mentioned that no one expected the first film to connect with audiences the way it did, becoming a box office success.
As the sequel is still in development, fans will have to wait for an official release date. Josh Hutcherson believes production could start soon and the film might be released as early as October 2024, a year after the first film’s debut. Though story details remain undisclosed, director Emma Tammi hinted that Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 might follow the trajectory of the second game in the video game series.
Actor Matthew Lillard, who portrayed the antagonist William Afton in the first film, is also excited about the potential sequel and working with Blumhouse on more horror projects. He told Screen Rant that he’s impressed by the production company’s work and would love to continue collaborating with them for the rest of his career.
While the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 may still be a long way off, the first film is available for streaming on Peacock.