Warning: Spoilers for Spiral: From the Book of Saw ahead
Spiral: From the Book of Saw gave fans of the long-running franchise a new take on an old classic— so what can they expect from Spiral 2? So far, Spiral has received mixed reviews from critics, though most note that the film has the potential to rejuvenate a franchise that most horror buffs had accepted was complete.
The soft reboot brings fans back to the world of Saw with a new twist. Instead of the iconic Jigsaw, Spiral followed Detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner Will Schenk (Max Minghella) as they tried to solve a string of gruesome murders committed by a Jigsaw copycat determined to wipe the corruption out of the police force through murder. Samuel L. Jackson plays Banks’ retired police chief father, Marcus Banks, who steps in to help solve the case.
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Spiral: From the Book of Saw also saw the return of director Darren Lynn Bousman, who has previously directed Saw II- Saw IV. After a failed attempt to reboot the series with 2017’s Jigsaw, fans were tentative to accept another attempt. COVID-19 delayed the film’s original release an entire year, which only contributed to fans’ skepticism that the franchise would ever get a proper return— but, with a star-studded cast and a unique approach to what made the original Saw movie iconic, Spiral has the potential for its own sequels.
Will Spiral 2 Happen?
The chances for a Spiral 2 are pretty high. Saw 10 has been listed as in development, though no official announcement has been made on the film so far. In a recent interview, star and producer Chris Rock hinted that he’d be open to a Spiral sequel, but that the fate of a sequel would rely on how well the first is received. Rock did say the film is “open” to a sequel, and that “another one wouldn’t be out of the question.” With mixed reviews from critics and mostly positive reviews from fans, as well as a fairly low budget as is usual for horror films, Spiral 2 is pretty likely to happen.
Spiral 2 Story Details
The end of Spiral leaves a lot of room for future story possibilities. With Will escaping unscathed at the end of the film, one likely sequel could follow Zeke Banks in his quest to take down the man responsible for his father’s death. In an interview with Esquire, Director Darren Lynn Bousman also teased the possibility that there are more institutions out there to take on in Spiral sequels, including churches and big pharma. This set-up opens up the potential for a cat-and-mouse game between Will and Zeke as Will makes his way through various corrupt institutions delivering his version of justice.
Spiral 2 Cast
Spiral 2 would likely see returning cast members. With Will surviving the first movie, it’s likely that Max Minghella would return to reprise his role as the franchise’s new villain. Chris Rock has already confirmed he would be interested in a sequel, meaning his return for Spiral 2 is a pretty fair bet. The Saw franchise is known for jumping through time and bringing actors back in flashbacks, so seeing Samuel L. Jackson return despite his death in Spiral wouldn’t be a long shot.
Spiral 2 Release Date
Spiral: From the Book of Saw had its U.S. theatrical release on May 14, 2021. The original Saw films released a year apart, meaning fans could be seeing Spiral 2 by next May if the reboots follow the old formula. However, with shooting schedules still affected in trying to catch up from Covid-19 delays, a sequel may not release until later next year, should one be confirmed.
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