While certainly not the best of the series, Cult of Chucky was probably far better than the seventh installment of a horror franchise ought to be, and shows that the series remains in good hands. Speaking with Portal 13, Don Mancini talked about the future of the franchise and shared one particularly interesting idea he has:
“I’ve been doing it for 30 years now, so I have files of different ideas and notions, and scenes, and set pieces, and characters, and situations. It’s a constantly evolving thing. I want to be ready. Cult isn’t, I don’t think, the last we’ll see of Chucky. But again, it’s always important to me and David [Kirschner] to find a way to reinvent it and keep it fresh. Obviously, I can’t say too much, but we’re already thinking ahead, definitely.”
“I do spend my nights thinking about, ‘Gosh, what would happen if Tiffany met Andy Barclay?’ The two disparate characters from different, far-flung parts of the franchise, what if they collide? I think about these things. I’m a fan as well. I guess it sounds silly or self-serving to say, ‘I’m a fan of my own franchise,’ but I am. I love it. I’m a fan of other franchises, too, and I think when you’re a fan that’s one of the things you do is you just muse on the characters and ‘what if in this situation…?,’ and ‘what if they met this character?’ One of the reasons we’ve been able to go for this long is because we legitimately care about it. It’s not just a paycheck gig for us. This is our baby.”
“I would love to do a World War II-era Chucky movie; I think would be awesome. You know how in Raiders of the Lost Ark they say, ‘Hitler’s obsessed with the occult’? That’s the window in. It would be legitimately interesting to see Chucky in that milieu with the iconography and the archetypes of the World War II movie; he could be great.”
I agree with him, I mean if it worked for Puppet Master [kind of]?…..