There’s been talk of a new Gremlins film for some time now, and while the initial thoughts were that it was going to be a remake (much to the annoyance of fans), fresh details reveal that the film will actually be a sequel, much like Jurassic World was to Jurassic Park.
Basically, the new Gremlins film is likely to take place some thirty years after the first film, which should please us fans and remove the bitter taste of a remake.
Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer in the original two films, discussed the new Gremlins film at a special screening of the classic 1984 original at London’s Prince Charles Cinema. He revealed what Gremlins 3 could be:
“It’s not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade. So the only thing they will be – and apparently are going to be – doing is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later,” he said.
Galligan then compared himself to B.D Wong’s character in Jurassic World, and how he connected to Jurassic Park. Not knowing if he will appear in Gremlins 3, Galligan said:
“I swear on my life, I don’t know if I’m in it or not, but I think there is probably a decent chance since I’m one of the few people left standing from the first movie.”
So there you have it, nothing official, just speculation for now.
(Source: Games Radar)