Five Nights at Freddy's sequel set for December 2025 (fingers crossed they introduce Circus Baby)

Our next visit to Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria is schedule for December 5, 2025.
(from left) Foxy, Chica, Freddy Fazbear and Bonnie in Five Nights at Freddy's, directed by Emma Tammi.
(from left) Foxy, Chica, Freddy Fazbear and Bonnie in Five Nights at Freddy's, directed by Emma Tammi. /

Get ready to spend a few more nights at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria because a Five Nights at Freddy's sequel is officially in the works and slated for a 2025 release date.

We've known a sequel is coming for a couple of months now, but in May, Universal and Blumhouse shuffled their upcoming theatrical calendar around and revealed the release date for Five Nights at Freddy's 2, M3GAN 2.0, The Black Phone sequel, and a few other films. The Five Nights at Freddy's sequel is set for December 5, 2025. It will be released in theaters. No word on if Universal will simultaneously release on Peacock again, but I doubt it.

The sequel rumors started soon after the film made its dual theater and Peacock premiere. Despite getting mixed-to-negative reviews, Five Nights at Freddy's still proved a huge box office success (earning Blumhouse their top opening of all time with $78 million) and on the streaming service.

Come January 2024, star Josh Hutcherson, who played late-night security guard Mike Schmidt, told Variety he had heard the writers were "in the process" of "nailing down the story. He added that they had hoped it would be a hit with fans but were still surprised by how successful the film ended up being.

"I’m dying to get back on set. Emma Tammi, our director, was fantastic, and it was such a fun world to play in. I’m excited to see what they are doing next."

Perhaps the best part of the sequel news is that Jim Henson's Creature Shop will be back to design the animatronics. Even people who didn't love the finished product could agree that the animatronics looked fantastic, just like their video game counterparts.

Previously, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthorn said a sequel film would likely follow the events of the second game in the series. (That makes sense, but I really want them to skip ahead to Sister Location and introduce Circus Baby.)

Emma Tammi, director of the 2023 film, told The Hollywood Reporter that if they do get a sequel, they plan to tie up some "loose ends" from the first film, which makes sense because we still don't know what happened to Aunt Jane, though the implication is that Golden Freddy killed her.

And as we all know, William Afton always comes back and Matthew Lillard did sign a three-picture deal with Universal and Blumhouse, so...

The first Five Nights at Freddy's movie is now streaming on Prime Video and the sequel is scheduled to be released on December 5, 2025. Stay tuned to 1428 Elm for future updates and news regarding the sequel and all things horror!

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