Why The Beloved Slasher Extravaganza Happy Death Day Might Not Get A Third Movie

Why The Beloved Slasher Extravaganza Happy Death Day Might Not Get A Third Movie
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Four years ago Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), burst onto the big screen with her goofy slasher antics in Happy Death Day 2U.

The 2019 sequel to Happy Death Day (2017) managed to pursue the Groundhog Day idea in a nice sci-fi manner, but never stopping the horror-comedy aspect.

Meanwhile, fans are still wondering if director Christopher Landon will complete his trilogy. As no official steps were taken at this yet, the question is – why?

Landon has recently been vocal about his desire to do a third Happy Death Day movie.

While promoting his most recent feature We Have A Ghost (now available on Netflix ), the director stated he "[had] that movie in [his] head, and…It's actually a bigger movie than the previous two films, and that's part of the issue, ultimately."

He went on to say what many already thought, – that "This third movie needs a bigger budget, but since the second movie didn't perform as well as the first, it's a tall order."

Landon doesn't lose hope though and still wants Universal to give him "a chance because it would be a really fun conclusion."

It's always about the money in this industry, whether we want it or not. While the first entry was a big hit, the second part performed less outstanding in the box office, still making a decent return though. Both movies received positive reviews.

When left to guess, one would turn its mind to streaming as the latest Landon's movie We Have A Ghost (starring Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Tig Notaro, and Jennifer Coolidge, among others) has found its home on Netflix.

But it's all speculation at this point, considering the streaming services are now much more cautious when it comes to big budget movies as before.

Since Christopher Landon has already struck horror-comedy gold twice, all the while keeping the time-loop scenario as fresh and exciting as ever, we can only hope that the conclusion to the trilogy will have us lost in this action once again, and boy oh boy do we wish for it to happen rather sooner than later.