M3GAN 2.0 director won’t force meme-friendly moments, but will continue to be “funny, absurd and surprising”

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M3GAN it was such a fun horror movie and audiences and critics both seemed to really enjoy the craziness of it all. The trailer for the film instantly went viral and there were so many memes that came from the over-the-top look of the film, but that’s something the director will have to address with the recently announced sequel. M3GAN 2.0.

During a recent interview with /Film, director Gerard Johnstone he was asked if he would include this sort of thing in the sequel, and he said:

“I think if you do that, you’re setting yourself up to fail, and audiences are going to feel it a mile away. I think for me, what works in the movie and what I think people are responding to is that it’s funny and absurd and filled with many pleasant surprises.”

He’s absolutely right, you can’t force that sort of thing, it just has to come naturally from the story they’re trying to tell. Sure, I’m sure those memorable moments will be there, but it will happen organically from the style and tone of the movie they’re trying to make as M3GAN 2.0 leans into the absurdist, camp sensibility of the original. Johnston explains:

“And so looking at the sequel, those are my kind of templates that I’m just trying to follow is like, how can we continue to be funny, absurd, amazing, but at the same time make sure that we continue to be part of the cultural conversation, I guess. Other than the dance, we’re not too heavy on that, but there are themes of co-parenting in the age of AI and stuff like that. So it’s important to have some substance to hang all those dance sequences on.”

Like I said before, those dance sequences are fun, but they’re the least interesting thing about the movie. As long as the script and direction are as timely and sharp as the first film, fans will be happy.

M3GAN 2.0 is scheduled for release on January 17, 2025. Akela Cooper will write the script and Allison Williams And Violet McGraw they will reprise their roles.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant