In our first concrete news since receiving confirmation of a release date, we finally have some information regarding the highly anticipated sequel The Black Phone 2.
This past week, it has been confirmed that Academy Award Nominee Ethan Hawke will reprise his critically lauded role of The Grabber for the sequel. How this is possible is not yet clear, as Hawke’s child-murdering fiend was unquestionably dead at the end of the 2022 original.
Also set to reprise their roles are leads Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw as siblings Finney and Gwen Blake. Both young performers received as much, if not more, praise for their work and will undoubtedly be an excellent addition to the sequel.
Justified star Jeremy Davies will return as Terrence Blake, the troubled father of Gwen and Finney, as will Miguel Cazarez Mora as Robin, a murdered young boy that helped Finney defeat The Grabber.
Writer-director Scott Derrickson is currently penning the script with frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargil. The pair are said to be working closely with Joe Hill, author of the short story on which the movie is based. Initially Hill stated his story was a stand-alone piece, but after seeing his work adapted, he felt “inspired” and thought of several ways the story could go.
The original film became one of 2022’s biggest sleeper hits after quietly netting $160 million worldwide.
The Black Phone 2 is set to hit theatres on June 27th 2025 from Blumhouse and Universal Pictures