Shortly after 'M3GAN's release, reports of a sequel already began.

M3GAN 2.0 Just Got A Disappointing Release Update

The doll's staying on the shelf a bit longer.

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Don’t put away your dolls just yet. After M3GAN dominated the beginning of 2023 with her musical murders, reports quickly arose that the deadly doll would be back to dance and dismember again in a sequel. And apparently, the follow-up went into development right after M3GAN made her big-screen debut. Here’s what to know about the next time fans will be seeing their robot bestie in M3GAN 2.0.

Reports of a M3GAN sequel first sprouted up right after the movie his theaters on Jan. 6, 2023, and then they were officially confirmed a couple weeks later on Jan. 18. Titled M3GAN 2.0, the sequel won’t be dancing into theaters soon. It was originally supposed to premiere at the beginning of 2025, but now it’s being pushed back even more.

The announcement of a M3GAN sequel shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The creepy doll became the meme queen of the internet at the end of 2022 with everyone on TikTok recreating the unsettling dance number shown in the horror film’s first trailer. That virality led to box office success, as M3GAN grossed over $30 million in its opening weekend, more than double what the mid-budget movie cost to make.

Here’ what we know about M3GAN’s return so far.

The Gang Is All Coming Back

Universal Pictures

The sequel announcement also came with confirmation that Violet McGraw and Allison Williams will be reprising their roles as M3GAN’s forever bestie Cady and her creator Gemma, respectively. Although strangely not included in the announcement, it also feels safe to assume Amie Donald and Jenna Davis will return as M3GAN’s body and voice, respectively.

Its Release Date Was Moved

Originally, M3GAN 2.0 was scheduled to waltz into theaters on Jan. 17, 2025. However, at the beginning of 2024, Universal Pictures pushed the sequel back four months. Now, M3GAN will reboot for her revenge on May 16, 2025.

The Sequel Will Explore “A Bigger World”

Producer James Wan has hinted at what fans can expected from the upcoming movie. Speaking to Collider about potential sequels when M3GAN first hit theaters, he confirmed he already had plans for more follow-ups. “For me, it's about creating the world, and knowing who the characters are, where the story could potentially go, and then building this bigger world,” Wan said.

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