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Will There Be a Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Sequel? Everything We Know So Far

After the video game adaptation's impressive box office gross, we wouldn't be surprised if a sequel announcement is just around the corner.

By Josh Weiss

Spoiler warning! The following contains major plot spoilers for Five Nights at Freddy's!

After nearly a decade of sluggish Hollywood development, Scott Cawthon's beloved Five Nights at Freddy's gaming franchise is finally here (stream it exclusively on Peacock right now). Based on the movie's record-breaking box office success, however, the long wait didn't seem to phase die-hard fans who turned out in droves to see Freddy Fazbear and his killer animal cohorts in theaters, helping the Universal and Blumhouse release become the highest-grossing horror movie of 2023.

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A strong box office performance and a few dangling story threads can only mean one thing: the feature-length side of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza might not be closing down anytime soon. And with eight titles in the main video game series, director and co-writer Emma Tammi has a chance to wade into the deep and obscure corners of the FNAF lore endlessly discussed online.

Will there be a Five Nights at Freddy's sequel?

A scene from Five Nights At Freddys

That's the big question on everyone's minds at the moment. Right now? We don't know.

With the film grossing nearly $300 million worldwide and becoming the most-watched film in Peacock history, we wouldn't be surprised if an official sequel announcement from Universal and Blumhouse is around the corner. After all, the two studios are currently in a horror sequel state of mind after announcing a follow-up to Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone.

"We’re definitely excited to keep making more movies in this world, should we be lucky enough to do that," Tammi said during a recent conversation with Variety. "This one was tied into the first game, and we would probably focus on tying the second one into the second game, and so on and so forth. But anything could happen. We’ll have to see."

As fans know, the second Freddy's game introduces a brand-new security guard named Jeremy Fitzgerald, as well as new animatronic antagonists and the concept of facial recognition. If the plan really is to adapt each of the games in order — albeit with a few tweaks here and there for the sake of adapting them for a cinematic narrative — then maybe the sophomore chapter will center around Mike (Josh Hutcherson), Abby (Piper Rubio), and Vanessa (Elizabeth Lail) teaming up to save Mr. Fitzgerald from the wrath of Vanessa's child abducting/serial killing father, William Afton (Matthew Lillard) who vowed to come back.

A return of the sinister Fazbear Entertainment founder seems more than likely when you take into account the fact that Universal and Blumhouse signed Lillard to a three-movie deal, which is something the actor revealed earlier this year.

Another mystery concernsthe fate of Mike's money-grubbing Aunt Jane (Mary Stuart Masterson), who was seemingly killed in Mr. Schmidt's home. The Hollywood Reporter broached the topic with Tammi, pointing out that even if Jane did somehow survive, it would not reflect well on the nephew she spent the entire movie trying to discredit.

"We have some loose ends that I think are going to have to come back in a sequel to be tied up," the director said.

Speaking to Variety in January 2024, Hutcherson revealed that a sequel is in the early stages of development. “I know they’re in the process right now of nailing down the story, and they want to get going as soon as possible,” he teased. “Obviously, the fans are amazing and die hard. For me to be a part of it was was so cool and phenomenal."

How to watch the Five Nights at Freddy's movie

Emma Tammi directing a scene in Five Nights At Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's is now streaming exclusively on Peacock. The NBCUniversal platform currently offers two monthly subscription plans: Premium ($5.99 a month with ads) and Premium Plus ($11.99 a month with no ads and download access for certain titles). If you're a student, you can enjoy the Premium plan for just $1.99 for an entire year!

The film is also available to own on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. If you decide to go for the more permanent option, you'll be gifted with a slew of killer bonus featurettes detailing how the long-awaited video game adaptation was brought to life.

Looking for some theatrical action in the meantime? The HoldoversMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 3The Exorcist: BelieverFast XRuby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, and Strays are all streaming on Peacock!