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M3GAN 2.0 Announced For 2025 Release

January 20, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
M3GAN Image Credit: Universal Pictures

To the surprise of few considering its box office success, M3GAN will be back for another go-around in 2025. Deadline reports that Universal has set a January 17th, 2025 release date for M3GAN 2.0, which will be produced by Blumhouse and Atomic Monster.

Allison Williams and Violet McGraw will reprise their roles in the sequel of Gemma — the creator of the titular AI doll — and her niece Cady. Akela Cooper will also be back to write the script, and James Wan will produce the film. There’s no word on whether Gerard Johnstone will be back to direct.

The PG-13 sci-fi horror flick has been a huge hit for Universal and the duo of Blumhouse and Atomic Monster, who are in talks to merge. It has grossed $62.5 million domestically and $97.6 million worldwide thus far on a reported $12 million budget. Both critics and fans have given it high marks as well with a 95% aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 79% audience rating.

The first film is described as follows:

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

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