Feature First

Film Gaming News

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 2’ Officially A Go At Blumhouse

Since October, one question has been plaguing Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum’s mentions on Twitter/X. A question that we finally got an answer to this evening.

'Five Nights at Freddy's 2' Officially A Go At Blumhouse
Five Nights at Freddy’s / Image Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Last Halloween the film industry was shaken up when, seemingly out of nowhere, a horror film with a $20 million budget made nearly $300 million dollars at the box office (while also being day-and-date on Peacock). Unbeknownst to a good chunk of people in film circles, Five Nights At Freddy’s bolsters a massive cult following online. The franchise will have its 10th anniversary this August and thus far spans 13 games, 20 novels, tons of Hot Topic and Funko merch, and of course, one film. But that is all about to change.

What’s The Scoop?

Today during the Universal Studios panel at CinemaCon, It was made official that we will be getting a follow-up to last years breakout hit Five Nights At Freddy’s.

Rumors have been running rampant for months detailing production schedules, schedule delays, and alleged story details; But this is our first iron-clad confirmation that the film is on its way. Blumhouse even released a Tweet (Xeet?) making this abundantly clear.

Doesn’t get much more official than this.

When Can We Expect The Film?

Eagle eyed readers might recognize in the above post that the film will in fact be releasing in Fall 2025. The film is reportedly set to film this Fall as well, so be on the look out for any casting and filming news. Filming on the previous film lasted from February 1st, 2023 to April 3rd, 2023. We can most likely expect a similar turn around on this next one.

'Five Nights at Freddy's 2' Officially A Go At Blumhouse
Director Emma Tammi on the set of Five Nights At Freddy’s

What’s In Store For Us?

Just yesterday, Jason Blum was playing coy by giving us an image from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop which features Robert Bennett working on what appears to be a tangled mess of metal.

This may not seem like much to the layman, but for the FNAF diehards this is unmistakably the character known as The Mangle, whom made their debut all the way back in the 2014 game Five Nights At Freddy’s 2. The character Toy Bonnie can also be spotted off to the left just barley in frame.

Both of these, in conjunction with the music-box melody heard at the end of the first film, point towards the Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 being based on the game of the same name. Shocker. But the film will most likely not follow the plot of the game one-to-one considering (spoilers for a ten year old game) the second game is actually a prequel to the first.

I am personally inclined to believe that it is unlikely that Blumhouse and Freddy’s scribe/creator Scott Cawthon, would abandon the threads centered on fan-favorites Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson) and William Afton (Matthew Lillard) in favor of a prequel that is hardly consequential in the grand scheme of the Five Nights story.

'Five Nights at Freddy's 2' Officially A Go At Blumhouse
Five Nights at Freddy’s / Image Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Five Nights At Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi. Written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi and Seth Cuddeback. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Piper Rubio, Elizabeth Lail, Matthew Lillard, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Kat Conner Sterling. All images courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Check out our review for Five Nights At Freddy’s.

If you liked this article, please be sure to check out some of our other articles and reviews here at Feature First. Thanks for reading!

Co-Owner of Feature First, Ethan is an aspiring filmmaker & actor based in California. He currently serves as Managing Editor for Feature First.