During a press junket for The Martian, Drew Goddard revealed that the studio is keen for another Cabin in the Woods movie.
Talking to Den of Geek, Goddark moved the conversation from The Martian to the hit horror movie he co-wrote with Geek God and Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon. Cabin in the Woods spent some time gathering dust on MGM’s shelves thanks to financial issues with the studio. The film (which starred Thor actor Chris Hemsworth) was finally released back in 2012 to critical acclaim and $66 million in box-office revenue (and more on home release). Not bad at all.
So, what’s going on with the rumors of a possible sequel? Well Goddard confirmed that “the studio wants to do it. They've come to us. The funny part is, I don't think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know?” he said.
Den of Geek mentioned the fact that the ending of the first movie (which was meant to "revitalize" the slasher film genre) didn’t leave too many open threads -- as you guys may already know. Goddard agreed, and added: “But that being said, the fun thing about Cabin is, the rules are pretty crazy. We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So I'm sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to. I know Joss and I both feel like we don't want to tarnish what we did with the first one. With a sequel, we'd only do it if it made us laugh hard enough, I suppose.”
Even though the studio’s super keen on getting a Cabin in the Woods sequel, Goddard and Whedon have no concrete ideas for a second movie yet. “Yeah, we don't know,” he told Den of Geek. “There's nothing in the hopper right now, but who knows? The way Joss and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, 'Let's go do that,' or whatever.”
What do you guys think about the idea of getting a Cabin in the Woods sequel? What sort of storyline do you think could work for a second movie?
(via Den of Geek)