Despite the movie having been quite the tight knit affair with a pretty closed ending, it sounds as if MGM are warming to the idea of reentering the Cabin in the Woods at some point in the near future.
CitW's director and co-writer Drew Goddard, who is currently on a promotional tour for The Martian (he adapted Andy Weir's novel into the screenplay), was prodded by Den of Geek over the possibility of a sequel emerging from the marshes like some kind of undead beast versed in the art of the quip.
Thankfully, Goddard sounded pretty upbeat about the possibility:
The studio wants to do it. They've come to us.The funny part is, I don't think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know? It doesn't [leave many loose ends]. But that being said, the fun thing about CABIN is, the rules are pretty crazy.
We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So, I'm sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to. I know Joss and I both feel like we don't want to tarnish what we did with the first one.
Between Goddard, who can seemingly do no wrong, and Whedon who will surely be rearing to get his teeth stuck into an IP of his own making after all the fun with Marvel Studios, I'm fairly sure that if this sequel does come to pass, "tarnish" will be the last words on people's lips. "AWESOME," yes.
But how many tropes and horror movies are left for these ultra nerds to tip their mighty fine hats to?
With a sequel, we'd only do it if it made us laugh hard enough, I suppose. There's nothing in the hopper right now, but who knows? The way Joss and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, "Let's go do that," or whatever.
Well, that sounds good enough for me. But, instead of a cabin in the woods, what about an outpost in space, or... I dunno...
(Source: Den of Geek)