David Gordon Green May Not Be Back For Next ‘Exorcist’ Sequel

by Thomas Tuna

Will this horror show be one and done?

The Exorcist: Believer–the first of three sequels to the original horror classic–just came in No. 1 in the domestic box office race in its debut weekend (despite lukewarm fan reaction), so thoughts naturally turn to what director David Gordon Green has in mind for the next film.

Well, not so fast.

As it turns out–as Green told The Hollywood Reporter–he may not even be back for The Exorcist: Deceiver, currently slated for an April 18, 2025 theatrical release. Other projects may get in the way.

“My intention is just to start making things,” Green told THR, “and as those plans come together, if I find myself working on The Exorcist: Deceiver, I’d be thrilled. But, right now, I’m navigating it from a story perspective and looking at my realities of life as I pivot.”

Green added that he enjoys working on “comedy series–like HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones–between the horror franchises. It’s fun to be able to step away, take a deep breath, have a big laugh and then get back to work in the genre.”

Green’s horror work started in 2018, when he directed and co-wrote Halloween–followed by 2021’s Halloween Kills and last year’s Halloween Ends. Before that, his TV comedy resume included helming episodes of Eastbound & Down (2009-2013), Red Oaks (2014-2017), Vice Principals (2016-2017) and The Righteous Gemstones (starting in 2019).

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the Halloween franchise.


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