Did Blumhouse, Universal and Morgan Creek jump the gun just a little by announcing a sequel to The Exorcist: Believer before the legacy sequel was even released?
If trusted sources are anything to go by, that might just be the case.
Obviously, all parties involved had great confidence in The Exorcist: Believer if they pressed ahead with the sequel announcement. However, the film garnered a less-than-stellar reception from critics, and this has allegedly caused the team to re-think.
Whilst no concrete plot details have emerged about The Exorcist: Deceiver, we were made aware that writer-director David Gordon Green had outlines for three films and a “definite idea” where he wanted the story to go.
Now, we are hearing that Green is considering taking a step back from the helm, should the sequel proceed. Trusted sources say he will still be on-board as a producer, but it’s a very real possibility that he may hand directing duties off to someone else in a bid to “re-think the creative direction of the series.”
As it stands, The Exorcist: Deceiver is still on the cards for a full theatrical release an April 18th 2025, but a lot of rumblings seem to be happening behind the scenes.
Given that The Exorcist: Believer is about to cross the coveted $100 million milestone, it’s safe to say the film hasn’t done too badly at all, and we can’t help but wonder why all the disarray? Did the powers that be expect more, given their $400 million investment?
We will be keeping a close watch on The Exorcist: Deceiver, and will report any further developments as we have them.