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We've had a full trilogy of Purge movies and still we want more... the intoxicating concept of one night a year in which all crime is legal has thrilled movie fans since 2013, now we're waiting for .

Will The Purge 4 Happen?

It seems so. Director James DeMonaco has spoken about the very real possibility. Although he's said that he wouldn't helm the project, he'll stick around to keep the Purge ethos strong:

''I don't think I'll direct, between you and I... I'm thinking of maybe writing or at least producing it, to make sure it stays true to what I like about the movies.''

Still, the Hollywood math says a big-bucks YES to more Purge: just check out the box office deets...

'The Purge 3' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
'The Purge 3' [Credit: Universal Pictures]

The Purge

  • Budget: $3 million
  • Box Office: $89.3 million

The Purge 2: Anarchy

  • Budget: $9 million
  • Box office: $111.9 million

The Purge 3: Election Year

  • Budget: $10 million
  • Box office: $118.6 million

With over $100 million profit from the last two Purge movies, the question at this point is more ''Why the hell wouldn't they make more?!''

'The Purge 3' promo [Credit: Universal Pictures]
'The Purge 3' promo [Credit: Universal Pictures]

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What Will Happen in The Purge 4?

Could we be headed for a Purge: Origins story? The ending of The Purge 3: Election Year saw Charlie Roan win the hotly-contested election, and her biggest campaign promise was to end The Purge. This immediately conjures two options: either The Purge 4 will show a violent uprising against Roan's government, or we'll go back to where it all began.

That's certainly what Purge 1 -3 director James DeMonaco has on his mind, telling Cinema Blend:

''I would actually go back and I would try to talk about how it all started. That seems the natural next chapter in this, is to say, 'Alright, we've done this trilogy. We see how it got to this point of someone trying to end it - this presidential figure. Now let's go back and see how the fuck all this came about.' How did this country get to a place where we were now accepting this kind of atrocity, this terrible thing, each year? I think there's something interesting in that.''

'The Purge 2' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
'The Purge 2' [Credit: Universal Pictures]

Will The Purge TV Show Affect The Purge 4?

DeMonaco confirmed that there will be a Purge TV show, saying:

''They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks.

Not an anthology... I guess kind of an anthology -- more of an interwoven anthology. They came to me about a TV show, my idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks.''

DeMonaco's enthusiasm for the TV series shows just how much material there is to still explore within the Purge universe:

''The idea of why I like the idea of a 10 hour TV thing on this, the one thing you really can't do on the films is get into the nuance and complexity that would drive someone to commit a terrible act on this night.''

What Will The Purge 4 Be Called?

The Purge 4: The New Founding Fathers? The Purge 4: Origins? The Purge And The Furious? Add your suggestions in the comments below...

Re-familiarize yourself with the events of The Purge 3 if you so wish.

Stay tuned for more details on The Purge 4, updated whenever we have news.


Which crime would you indulge in if 'The Purge' was real?

(Source: Cinema Blend)


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