We haven’t heard anything about the Gremlins franchise in a while, but according to a new piece of intel from Dread Central, it’s possible that Gremlins 3 could still happen in the future. According to the outlet, original Gremlins star Corey Feldman recently spoke with director Joe Dante about the franchise and signs looked good for a revival.
Specifically, Feldman said that it’s “a lot stronger of a possibility at this point,” especially after he spoke to Dante. That said, he doesn’t know if Dante is actively working on the film right now or if he would be the one helming Gremlins 3, but he assured Dread that there was “some pretty strong will to get a third ‘Gremlins’ movie made.”
The last real Gremlins 3 update is from a 2016 interview
Feldman’s quote is interesting since the last time we heard anything about a potential Gremlins 3 was back in 2016.
Zach Galligan chatted with Bleeding Cool at the time and claimed that Warner Bros. really wanted the film to happen and that even original writer Chris Columbus was on board because he wanted to undo Gremlins 2, which he didn’t like. Galligan also theorized that even Steven Spielberg might want to do it.
This is what Galligan said back then about what he knew:
"The only insight I can give is the following: There was a 6 year gap between Gremlins and Gremlins 2; most of that time was spent with them writing and rejecting ideas and re-writing. One of the ideas that was rejected was ‘gremlins in Vegas.’ They went with that for 18 months and felt it was too expensive.Eventually they came up with the tower idea, where essentially I’m working for Donald Trump, our new President! That took six years to happen. Carl Ellsworth has been apparently working on the script for a year and a half now. If no new names start appearing on the IMDB listing then that means they like the script. If new names start appearing, y’know Kevin Smith appears, it means it’s back in rewrites with a new vision."
Needless to say, that was an entire presidential term ago, so a lot has probably changed since then and since nothing ever came of it, I imagine it would be a brand new team on the script should Gremlins 3 actually move forward.
Apart from that, the only other new Gremlins content in the works is Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, which was renewed for a second season ahead of its initial debut. The fact that HBO Max and Warner Bros. are so confident in the animated show might mean they’re ready to breathe new life into the franchise. perhaps if the animated show does well on HBO Max, they’ll move forward with Gremlins 3?
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No premiere date for Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai just yet.