It has been revealed via IMDB that Garrett Hines (The Big Short, Deepwater Horizon) will be playing a character called “Mike’s Dad” in Blumhouse’s live-action movie adaptation of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series, entitled the same name, with fans already taking showing concern.
The confirmed cast, so far, for the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie includes Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, Matthew Lillard as the evil William Afton, Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kat Conner Sterling as Max, Piper Rubio as Abby, Grant Feely, Christian Stokes as Hank, Joseph Poliquin as Carl, Ryan Reinike as Freddy’s Security Guard, Jophielle Love, Ethan Jamieson, Wyatt Parker, Lucas Grant, Liam Hendrix, Bailey Winston, Asher Colton Spence, Victoria Patenaude, Xander Mateo, David Huston Doty, and Garret Hines as Mike’s Dad.
Adam Hann-Byrd (Jumanji) has been cast as the voice of Freddy Fazbear, aka the titular character, with Stacey DePass (Ruby Gloom) providing the voice of Chica, with various reports online stating that Roger Joseph Manning Jr. will be voicing Foxy, John Sanford Moore as the voice of Bonnie, Jane Wheeler as the voice of The Puppet, with Ted Atherton voicing Golden Freddy, as per recent reports.
What Does This Mean?
Josh Hutcherson, who plays Mike Schmidt in the live-action adaptation, the security guard from the games who is later revealed to be the son of the main antagonist, William Afton, who will be portrayed by Matthew Lillard in the movie, now has a new father according to IMDB, with Hines now being cast as Hutcherson’s character’s father, fans are beginning to theorise online that this may be going against the original lore of the game franchise.
However, speculation that Hine’s character will only be playing a step-dad, or that Lillard’s Afton will be revealed to be the true father, has already begun on the web, mostly due to the fact that the game series follows a similar twist reveal. It may be safe to assume the same will be played out in the live-action adaptation, with Hutcherson’s character bearing the exact same name as the game’s main protagonist, it certainly appears that Blumhouse is following in the footsteps of the original storyline to some degree.
When Does The Official 2023 FNAF Trailer Release?
As of writing, the official trailer for Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is currently being speculated to release sometime between May 1 – May 7, due to a recent cryptic tweet posted by Jason Blum shortly after Blumhouse’s panel at the 2023 CinemaCon.
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Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s comes to theatres and Peacock on October 27, 2023.