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The next Purge movie will likely be the franchise's last, says creator James DeMonaco

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Oct 24, 2018, 9:59 AM EDT

All crime is legal... for one more movie. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Purge creator James DeMonaco talked about the future of the film franchise, confirming that the next entry will likely be its last.

“I have it in my head,” he said. “I think I’m going to write it. I think it’s a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.”

The fourth and most recent Purge film, The First Purge, debuted over the summer, starred Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and became the highest-grossing installment, with over $136 million worldwide. Even so, reviews were mixed, resulting in a 53 percent critical average on Rotten Tomatoes. It was the first Purge (pun intended) movie not to be directed by DeMonaco, who wrote all four films.

The series has never been afraid to dive into the political side of this night of terror, and it'll be interesting to see what idea felt strong enough to end the series on. Could it be The Purge: Revolution brewing?

With the film side putting an end in sight, the franchise made the jump to the small screen with Season 1 of The Purge TV series currently airing on USA, set to finish on Nov. 6 with its 10th episode, "A Nation Reborn." The show has yet to be renewed or canceled by the network.