We’ve been hearing rumors of a 3rd Chapter in the Gremlins franchise for years, with original Gremlins scribe Chris Columbus boasting a new, darkly comedic script is ready to go. Still, for whatever reasons, Gremlins 3 has yet to begin in earnest. Late yesterday, however, we got news that may change everything we thought we’d be getting.
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Those hoping to see what Billy (Zach Galligan), Kate (Phoebe Cates) and Gizmo are up to in the 21st Century, well—it might never happen. The next time we see the Gremlins moniker on the big-screen, it will likely be a complete series reboot. The revelation came during an interview during which Columbus was discussing the possibility of a new Goonies movie.
Per Metro UK:
Do you have an update on “Goonies 2”?
There has been talk of it. That’s a difficult one. Only because all of the actors have gotten older and chosen different careers. So that’s a little more difficult. “Gremlins” we are actively talking about that. So that’s what I am working on with my production company 1492 Pictures.
Will that be a reboot?
It will almost definitely be a reboot.
Obviously, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional Gremlins reboot news as details emerge. Stay tuned!