It appears that after five intense nights at Freddy Fazbear’s, the verdict is still pending on whether a sequel will follow the 2023 adaptation of the globally renowned horror game.
While the initial reactions to the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie haven’t been overwhelmingly positive (for our own assessment, check out our Five Nights at Freddy’s review), there remains a possibility for future installments. Given the popularity of the video game franchise, it wouldn’t be surprising if there are plans in motion for additional movies. So, let’s step into the eerie pizzeria and delve into what we currently know. Note: Spoilers for Five Nights at Freddy’s lie ahead!
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 release date speculation
As of now, there are no official plans in motion for a sequel to “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2.” However, director Emma Tammi has expressed her hopes for a follow-up.
Tammi stated, “I’m really hopeful that we’ll be able to make a sequel… And should we be able to, I think we would see our animatronics again. But I also think we would have some new friends to meet as well.”
While it’s too early to gauge how the new movie’s box office performance will compare to its October release counterparts, it’s worth noting that it already recouped its budget through streaming and distribution rights prior to its theatrical release.
Reports have also indicated that Matthew Lillard has signed a three-picture deal for “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” which strongly suggests the likelihood of a sequel, and potentially even the establishment of an entire movie franchise.
In terms of critical reception, the horror film currently holds a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Given these factors, it’s likely that we’ll have to wait a few months to receive confirmation of a sequel being greenlit.
Considering the first movie took approximately two months to film, followed by six months of post-production, if a sequel were to be confirmed by the end of 2023, a plausible estimate for its release could be early 2025.
Five Nights at Freddy’s plot speculation
The introduction of Balloon Boy in the FNAF movie’s conclusion strongly suggests that “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” will likely be the focus of the sequel.
In this second installment of the canon, the premise remains familiar: a night security guard must defend themselves against the malevolent animatronics at Freddy Fazbear’s. This time, the guard is Jeremy Fitzgerald, and the establishment is purportedly “new and improved,” although the animatronics themselves appear to be showing signs of wear and tear.
While many elements mirror the first game, there are some notable additions, including a set of new antagonists. The conclusion of the game reveals that the events actually transpire in 1987, predating those of the initial game. It’s plausible to assume that the sequel movie would follow these events, maintaining a trend of adapting the FNAF games in chronological order.
However, there’s also potential for the sequel to incorporate plot points from “Five Nights at Freddy’s 3.” Given that the first movie ended with William Afton (portrayed by Matthew Lillard) being spring-locked inside the animatronic bunny costume, it would be logical to draw from the third game, where the animatronics essentially create a haunted house, with Springtrap serving as the primary antagonist.
Moreover, there’s the possibility of Vanessa reemerging as the sequel’s villain. There’s even speculation that she could take on the role of Vanny, her murderous alter ego introduced in FNAF: Security Breach. With nine FNAF games offering a wealth of material to draw from, there’s ample potential for future storylines to explore.
Is there a Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 trailer?
Since “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, there isn’t a trailer available. If our estimation for a 2025 release holds true, we might anticipate a first look or teaser towards the end of 2024. In the meantime, there’s a wealth of FNAF content available to watch, including countless hours of gameplay walkthroughs online to keep fans engaged and excited for what’s to come.