'Jigsaw' Directors Secretly Hinted at Next 'Saw' Sequel

Last October's Jigsaw was the first entry in the Saw franchise in seven years, which helped the film take in more than $100 million worldwide. More than just revisiting a familiar premise, the sequel was also an attempt at reviving fan interest in the property, opening the door for even more sequels. The film's directors, Michael and Peter Spierig, even intentionally included unanswered questions to help set the stage for more films.

"There’s a lot of things that go on in Jigsaw that we talked about where they could go in further movies, and so there’s things with the characters and ideas that have the foundations of other things that could potentially come in the next couple of movies," Peter revealed to ScreenRant.

The earlier films in the franchise focused on "Jigsaw," a killer played by Tobin Bell, who would put victims in elaborate traps that ultimately gave a character the choice "live or die," as their escape would require some form of bodily sacrifice.

With the original Jigsaw dying in Saw III, each subsequent film had to explain how a new killer was connected to his life and how they worked together to continue the legacy. While Jigsaw may have answered some of viewers' most burning questioned, there's a lot more to look forward to in future installments.

"You want to make the movie itself a complete experience for the audience, a satisfying experience in terms of the story, of feeling like there is a conclusion. But at the same time, there are some questions about the characters and their arcs and things like that where we haven’t explained," Peter pointed out. "And we certainly talked about it with the producers and the writer and even the actors – where things potentially could go. It really becomes a question of does the audience want more? Are they keen to see these characters – the characters who survive and even sometimes the characters who don’t survive can end up in another Saw film, based on its history. There’s always room for flashbacks and who knows what."

Talks have reportedly begun on a ninth film in the franchise, but if and when those plans come to fruition are still up for debate.


Jigsaw is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD.

[H/T ScreenRant]