Chucky creator Don Mancini seems to think there will be a M3GAN crossover sometime in the franchise’s future
Due to the recently resolved writers strike and the ongoing Screen Actors Guild strike, Chucky season 3 (read our review HERE) has had to be split in half because not all of the episodes have been filmed yet. The first half of the season just wrapped up, with episodes airing on Syfy and USA Network before streaming on the Peacock streaming service. The second half of the season is expected to air sometime in 2024. In our recent interview with Don Mancini (you can watch it in the video embedded above), the Chucky creator said he has ideas for season 4, which isn’t yet a sure thing, and dreams of making a Chucky vs. Freddy crossover movie. But during an interview with Variety, Mancini seemed to hint that another crossover is possible. Some time down the line, we might see Chucky face off with M3GAN!
Universal is home to both Chucky and M3GAN, so it probably wouldn’t be very complicated to get some kind of crossover into production. When asked about the possibility of Chucky vs. M3GAN happening, Mancini replied, “I would say, stay tuned.” Variety noted that Mancini sounded “matter of fact” when he said that.
The sci-fi thriller M3GAN (read our review HERE) was directed by Gerard Johnstone from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, working from a story crafted by producer James Wan. The film has the following synopsis: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma, M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady, Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems — a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
M3GAN was a box office hit when it was released at the start of this year, and a sequel titled M3GAN 2.0, is already set to reach theatres in January of 2025. Don Mancini has written every film in the Chucky / Child’s Play franchise (except the remake) and directed a few of them.
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