Happy Death Day 3 not likely... but not impossible

Blumhouse's PG-13 slasher sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U hit this past Valentine's Day and didn't really blow up the box-office. I think that's too bad as I really want to see what the filmmakers come up with for the already planned third film, which was teased at the end of the second entry. But what are the chances that we will still see HAPPY DEATH DAY 3 one of these days? Well, if you can believe Blumhouse's head Jason Blum... not good.

Blum took to Twitter earlier this week for a fan Q and A and eventually someone asked him what the chances were for HHD3, to which Blum replied:

Not very [likely to happen] but not impossible

Weak. This slight update comes after franchise writer-director Christopher Landon said he would love to make a third one as he always imagined the movies as a trilogy and he says he has "a really bonkers, fun idea" for it. Specifically, he said:

Oh, I have more than an idea. I always imagined this as a trilogy, so I have the third movie, but it’s just a question of whether this one does well. I would love to make the third one. I think it’s a really bonkers, fun idea... There’s a big clue already in [Happy Death Day 2U]. There’s an end credit sequence, so people who stick around, they’ll see that. But, beyond that, mum’s the word right now.

Star Jessica Rothe added:

Chris has mentioned it very briefly, but I truly know nothing about it. The only thing I do know is, like with the sequel, Chris will surprise, and amaze, and shock us with whatever turn this franchise takes if there is a third film. I don’t think anyone could have expected the sequel could have been what it is, just in terms of how zany, and crazy, and wonderful, yet emotionally grounded the story is. So, I can only imagine what must be going on in his brain right now.

Again, considering the recent box-office disappointment, I may be in the minority here, but I still want to see more BabyFace Time Killer. I think the series is getting wackier and wackier and that's not a bad thing all said and done. What do you think? Are you up for HAPPY DEATH DAY 3 or do you think Blumhouse and friends should let sleeping blonde college woman lay? Let us know below!

Here's the rundowns on the two (current) tales of time-warping terror:

In Happy Death Day, Teresa "Tree" Gelbman's birthday is the worst day of her life, starting when she wakes up in a stranger's bed. It's also the last day of her life, ending when she's killed by a psychotic killer with a knife. She's dead. And then she wakes up in a stranger's bed, it's September 18, and she has to live it all over again . . . until she's hunted down and wakes up, again, and again. It's a Groundhog Day situation, only with murder, guns, and mean girls, and Tree's only shot at living to see the next day is to relive the day of her murder, over and over, until she discovers her killer's identity.

Happy Death Day 2U picks up the story without missing a beat. Tree Gelbman thought she'd finally lived to see a brand-new day. But when she wakes up on her same birthday and an all-new psychopath in a mask is out to kill her and her friends, she's going to find out that all the rules have changed. Death makes a killer comeback.

Jason Blum once again produces and Christopher Landon returns to write and direct this next chapter, while executive producers Angela Mancuso and John Baldecchi are newly joined by EP Samson Mucke. HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is now playing at a theater near you... in a mostly empty auditorium. 

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