The Cabin in the Woods was one of 2012’s finest horror films, and you’d be hard pushed to find a horror fan who didn’t get some enjoyment out of it. The troubled project nearly didn’t get made after the first production company ran into financial troubles, but a campaign asking fans to join if they wanted to see the film saw writer/director Drew Goddard, and writer Joss Whedon finally get their horror film made.
It was glorious, so much fun and so knowing of the genre it was employing, and so yes The Cabin in the Woods went from much hyped horror film created largely due to fan support, to a beloved genre film that most horror fans will happily recommend. I loved it, and I loved the way it ended, which left fans hungry for more.
I guess we all expected a sequel (successful horror films nearly always get a sequel), but sadly it doesn’t sound like we will be seeing The Cabin in the Woods any time soon, if at all.
Goddard is doing the press rounds while promoting Ridley Scott’s The Martian (which he wrote) and he was asked by Cinemablend about The Cabin in the Woods sequel. Here is what Goddard said, but you might want to grab a stiff drink first:
“I think we just don’t want to, we don’t want to fuck it up. I mean, I think, I’ve always felt this way. Not everything needs to be a franchise. You know, like we only want to make it if we’re excited about it. I don’t care, I don’t think we need to do it. It’s more about, is there something that excites us? You know, that universe is pretty exciting, so we talk about it from time to time. I don’t know. If I had to put odds, the tricky part with Joss and I, especially, is it all depends on how we wake up in the morning. If we wake up… I can easily see us over drinks tomorrow going like, ‘Hey, what if we did this?’ But I can also see us being like, ‘The movie is pretty good. We don’t need to revisit it.’
We can live in hope that Goddard said they might do a sequel if he and Whedon get drunk enough, so there is just a glimmer of hope I guess we can hold on to.