Santa If there’s one thing we horror fans can’t get enough of, it’s sequels to our favorite movies, and less than a month in, 2023 is already shaping up to be a great year for sequel news. About a week ago, we found out that a follow-up to M3GAN was officially on the way, and now, I’m happy to report that another cool new genre film is getting a part two: Violent Night. In an interview with The Wrap about the killer Santa Claus movie’s home video release, director Tommy Wirkola had this to say when asked if we’d be getting a sequel:
Yes. We’re talking about it and we’re just making deals and getting everything in order…And we have some ideas, me and Pat and Josh [the writers] and the producers, we’ve been talking about where we want to take it and what we want to see.
At this point, we don’t know what Violent Night 2 (or whatever it’s going to be called) is going to be about, but Wirkola did drop a little hint about what we can expect from the follow-up. He explained that a lot of material about Santa’s mythology was cut from the first film, including “the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, [and] the elves,” so it looks like the sequel will probably explore that lore in more depth.
At any rate, he teased that he and the team “have a really, really cool idea that expands on the world and scope, but still keeping that tone that we love from the first one,” and given how well Violent Night turned out, I have faith that whatever they have in mind will be just as awesome as Wirkola says it is.
We’re also still in the dark about a potential release date for the movie, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’ll probably be here some time in the next year or two, most likely around Christmas again.