You’d think we’d be all purged out by now but given the current state of the world with Trump, et al, the solution to our problems might be more Purge content rather than less. With that in mind, there’s a new movie on the way next year, and we’ve got some early deets to ponder.
EW, who broke the news, notes the last movie in the series, prequel The First Purge (which was pretty decent, to be fair) made $69 million at the box office off a $13 million budget. Those aren’t bad numbers, and considering these movies tend to make their money back at least a couple times over, it stands to reason another installment in the series would be due.
But what would a fifth movie even look like? And how many more times can we return to the well of an annual, 12-hour period in which law breaking is sanctioned (but especially murder — always murder first)? James DeMonaco, writer of all four Purge movies and director of all but The First Purge, has some ideas, but he might be running low.
“I have it in my head,” he told EW. “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.”
Intriguing… The Purge‘s spinoff TV series is currently airing every Tuesday on USA. Universal have set a July 10, 2020 release date for this next, and possibly final, theatrical installment in the series, meaning it’ll open against Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters re-reboot.
Whether the series actually ends here remains to be seen, but as long as the world continues to burn in a trash-fire, The Purge will continue to be relevant.