DVD Release DateJosh Hutcherson discusses Five Nights at Freddy's sequel and his Fortnite addiction

Josh Hutcherson discusses Five Nights at Freddy’s sequel and his Fortnite addiction

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s hasn’t had an official announcement for a sequel yet, but the team behind it is currently exploring what’s next.
  • The first movie grossed $294 million worldwide and was Blumhouse’s highest-grossing film ever.
  • Josh Hutcherson admits he’s behind on watching movies due to his Fortnite obsession, but enjoyed Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismäki.

Josh Hutcherson, the star of Five Nights at Freddy’s, revealed in an interview that a sequel is being considered. Hutcherson noted that there has been no official announcement, but the team behind the first film is working on figuring out the direction for a potential second movie. He admitted, “the games’ lore is so deep” and there are “so many iterations of the game” that they want to make a great film and do justice to the rich source material.

The first Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, released in October last year, was based on the popular horror game. It followed the story of a troubled security guard, played by Hutcherson, who discovers that the animatronic mascots at his new job aren’t as lifeless as they seem. Although it didn’t impress critics, the film was a hit with audiences, grossing $294 million worldwide and becoming Blumhouse’s highest-grossing movie ever.

Hutcherson recently revealed that the studio is in the process of “nailing down the story” for a sequel and wants to “get going as soon as possible.” While he’s excited about the success of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Hutcherson admitted he’s been behind on watching movies because of his obsession with Fortnite. He hasn’t seen films like Oppenheimer or Killers of the Flower Moon, but enjoyed the romantic comedy-drama Fallen Leaves by filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki.

While news about Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is still pending, Hutcherson can be seen starring alongside action icon Jason Statham in The Beekeeper. Directed by David Ayer and written by Kurt Wimmer, The Beekeeper features Statham as a mysterious man seeking vengeance after his friend is scammed.