The Black Phone 2 | Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke confirmed for sequel

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The Black Phone 2 is confirmed for release in the summer of 2025, with the original creatives returning for the new film.


Director Scott Derrickson came to box office prominence in particular through his success in horror cinema, with the film Sinister notably. That then got him onto the Marvel payroll, with Doctor Strange, before ultimately declining the opportunity to return for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Sam Raimi took that particular job on instead, to middling results.

Instead, Scott Derrickson focused on making a horror movie, the box office success The Black Phone, that gave a meaty role to Ethan Hawke amongst its many qualities. It’s been known for a little while now that there were plans for a follow up to the movie, and now comes the confirmation of The Black Phone 2.

June 27th 2025 is the date that’s been announced for the sequel, that will combine Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures’ resources.

Ethan Hawke has now been confirmed to return for the follow-up, that will also include Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies and Miguel Mora.

Scott Derrickson will direct again, and the script for the new film will be co-written by him too, along with his regular writing partner, C Robert Cargill.

No plot details have been confirmed as of yet, but we’re going to go out on a limb and suggest that a telephone may once again involved. We think we know what colour it’s going to be too. Don’t hold us to it, mind.

Joe Hill’s short story provided the inspiration for the first film. It’s unclear too at this stage whether he’s contributed anything to the next.

Expect filming to get underway in 2024, and as we hear more information on The Black Phone 2, we’ll send it your way. In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the first film, which is well worth seeking out if you’ve not had the pleasure yet…

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