Horror fans know not to get them wet, expose them to bright lights, or feed them past midnight, but did you know there are some new additions to the Gremlins’ franchise in the works? While the dark comedic classic is guaranteed to have an animated prequel series available for streaming later this year, there’s also talks of a third, live-action addition! Here’s everything we know so far.
There’s an animated series premiering later this year
While it’s yet to be determined exactly when we can expect Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, we do know that the upcoming animated comedy fantasy streaming television series will be released by WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max. Serving as a predecessor to the 1984 film Gremlins and its 1990 sequel The New Batch, the series will consist of 10, half-hour episodes and is set to take place in 1920s Shanghai, where 10-year-old Sam Wing first meets the young Mogwai, Gizmo.
Have you heard the rumors about a live-action Gremlins 3?
After almost 30 years there are some rumblings that have started about a live-action installment to the Gremlins franchise. The original screenwriter, Chris Columbus, revealed that he has a script!
“I would love to do it. I wrote a script, so there is an existing script. We’re working on some right issues right now, so we’re trying to figure out when the best time to make the film would be,” he said when asked about a timeline update.
“I would still do it the same way. I would do it as tangible puppets, not CGI.”
How can you proclaim your love for the franchise in the meantime?
Gremlins horror collectibles are some of the most sought after products on our website, and since the franchise is partly responsible for the introduction of the PG-13 rating, as the first film was subsequently criticized for not being kid-appropriate, there are some gruesome options that are available to add to your collection right now.
We carry an assortment of Gremlins horror collections, and whether you’re the ultimate undying fan or someone who appreciates owning a piece of the entire genre, there’s bound to be something in our vast inventory to get your black heart beating. With everything from a cuddly Gremlins Gizmo 8-inch Phunny Plush, the traditional Gremlins Gizmo and Stripe VYNL Figure 2-Pack, and the grim Flasher Gremlin Puppet Prop, there’s bound to be a Gremlins horror collectible for all kinds of dedications to the franchise. Grow your collection today!
Are you excited about the potential to add an installment to the franchise? Drop a comment below if you have any ideas about what the plot could be about.