The original 2003 crossover between slasher icons, Freddy vs Jason, was an immediate success upon its release. In the years since, fans have been eager to get more crossover movies with their favorite villains, including another Freddy vs Jason movie, which was also rumored to bring Ash or Michael Myers into the melee.
If you need a little reminder of the purge carnage that was the original Freddy v Jason, check out the clip below:
What's the Latest?
Freddy vs Jason 2 hasn't happened... yet. Sean Cunningham (Friday the 13th), however, has said that another Freddy vs Jason movie is bound to happen in the years to come.
“I think the chances are good, for a couple of reasons, but I think it will ultimately be a marketing concept. Right now, I think the audience would have to start getting bored with the Friday… movie by itself or the Freddy movie by itself. I don’t think it’s going to happen in the next short period of time. Conceivably in five years.The other reason that I think it’s a possibility is that we spent so much effort in trying to find a way to get the two of them together in a movie that was action-packed and unpredictable that we had lots of material that was unused. It becomes possible to use it, or at least basic ideas or structural ideas that are already in place. We don’t have to start from scratch.”
Although it would seem that there are no concrete plans in place at this time, the door has certainly been left open for Freddy vs Jason 2.
Jason Vorhees will be returning to our screens in the upcoming 2017 Friday the 13th movie, and bringing both his mom & dad along with him for the ride. Beyond this, though, the schedule looks clear for a Jason & Freddy rematch.
Who Else Could Appear in Freddy vs Jason 2?
Apart from seeing Freddy vs Jason: the rematch, there has been a desire for more slasher villains to get into the crossover mix Ranging from Chucky and Leprechaun to Michael Myers and Pinhead, many horror icon match-ups have been thrown around in the past few years, but those films haven't seen much progress at all.
Also, this Freddy vs Jason movie probably wouldn't include the original Jason or Freddy in the next film, due to all of the years and reboots since the original's release.
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I personally would love to see another Freddy vs Jason film. We all saw the cliffhanger ending the first one left us on, so maybe this one will give a clear winner. Maybe Freddy will be the one with Jason's head next time, maybe they'll both "die?" Or maybe this could lead to the inclusion of other slasher icons? Pinhead, Michael Myers, and Ash have all been rumored to be making their rounds with Freddy and Jason both.
Whatever the case though, would you be excited to see Freddy vs Jason 2 movie in the making?