I have recently seen The Black Phone twice at the time of writing this piece and I still love it. The movie is also setting horror up nicely in a year that has just been incredible for cinema. A movie like this so special and so successful definitely raises the question if a sequel is possible. The answer might be a yes just based on how the film is performing at the box office.
In a recent interview with comicbook.com Scott Derrickson the director behind The Black Phone shared details on a sequel. Scott Derrickson talked about Joe Hill actually pitching the sequel to him
“Joe Hill pitched me a wonderful idea for a sequel to Black Phone that, if this movie does well, I’m gonna do it. He’s got a great idea, I really liked it,” Derrickson shared with ComicBook.com. “Joe’s very protective and personal about his material, but he came to me with the idea and I was like, ‘That’s how you do a sequel to Black Phone. That’s terrific.'”
The movie has gone on to gross over what it’s budget was at the time of this writing so a sequel seems to be on the way without a doubt.
The idea of a sequel is definitely exciting to hear as the world that they were able to build in The Black Phone was very interesting. I am curious to see how this story does continue especially with that ending. I’ll be getting into spoilers below so if you have not seen the black phone definitely come back after.
The Black Phone ended with Finney the boy who was the latest victim of The Grabber escaping. We also saw The Grabbber seemingly be killed at the end as well but as they say if the movie hasn’t confirmed then it might not be true. I am curious to see if they want to do a sequel or a prequel to the film. In the meantime The Black Phone is doing spectacular at the box office and that is always a win.
What do you think of a sequel to The Black Phone?