They’ve been waiting every night to finally roam and invite. Now, with Blumhouse’s upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s movie around the corner, fans can’t wait to see the iconic mascots that made the horror video-game genre hit the big screen in a few days.
However, with all this excitement, it definitely seems like Blumhouse and Universal Studios may be open to producing a potential sequel to this already exciting adaptation.
Given this year’s range of video game adaptations, from The Super Mario Bros. Movie to The Last of Us, the potential for more continues to blossom, especially with the expansive lore that Five Nights at Freddy’s creator, Scott Cawthon, has made.
This only begs the question: which animatronics deserve to make Blumhouse’s sequel, if one does inevitably get made? Well, there are quite a few options that the sequel can take to adapt in its own interesting way.
MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S GAMES!!!
HM. The Mimic
The Mimic was a creation built by a Fazbear Entertainment engineer, Edwin Murray, to entertain his son to copy and adapt whatever he was doing. However, when Edwin’s son gets killed in a crash, Edwin takes out all his rage on the Mimic, essentially fusing it with an intense fury. It served as the antagonist of Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach – Ruin as well as several novels from Tales from the Pizzaplex.
Should Scott and company bring the Mimic into live-action, the best way of bringing this animatronic into live action could be Henry Emily, the franchise’s founder, building it out of anger against William Afton, Henry’s business partner and the games’ main antagonist, for killing his daughter. Although, the fact that Charlotte, Henry’s daughter, needed to interact with the Mimic needs to be considered as well.
5. Circus Baby
Circus Baby is one of the iconic Funtime animatronics of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location who accidentally killed William Afton’s daughter, Elizabeth. However, she would later be infused into Ennard and in turn, Michael Afton, after her endoskeleton was scooped up.
Perhaps, “Circus Baby’s Pizza World” could serve as a back-up location that Matthew Lillard’s William Afton resorts to should the events at Freddy’s put an end to his nefarious spree. In turn, Circus Baby could be placed under control of William through some insane method that the franchise is known for (i.e. emotional “remnant.”)
Ennard is the amalgamation of all the Funtime animatronics within Sister Location, serving as the game’s main antagonist as well as guiding Michael Afton throughout the game in order to give it a functioning “body.”
Should the sequel follow straight ahead into Sister Location, the sequel could speed up the scooping process of the animatronics and present Ennard as a deuteragonist, creating a dynamic rivalry between the sequel’s protagonist, William Afton, and Ennard where Ennard seems to be more conflicted than ever.
Mangle is one of the Toy animatronics from Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, though it has remained in a broken state due to all the children at the new Freddy’s taking it apart and putting it back together again, which is an integral message that continues to be present throughout Scott’s games.
With such an important theme of resurrection, Mangle could be the spiritual messenger for the sequel’s next protagonist in order to present why these horrific encounters keep occurring and take tonal elements from both Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 and 4 to make that clear.
Fredbear is the original incarnation of Freddy Fazbear, serving as the mascot of Fredbear’s Family Diner, the series’ first establishment conceived by Henry and William. However, after an accident caused a child to be killed by Fredbear, dubbed the “Bite of ’83”, the restaurant was inevitably shut down and Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza took off.
While some have speculated that Golden Freddy and Fredbear could have been combined into one character for Blumhouse’s film, it could be considered that we could see Fredbear in a flashback sequence to the restaurant’s glory days or even haunting whoever’s the next protagonist in the future at Fazbear Entertainment’s next restaurant.
1. The Puppet
The Puppet is a slim animatronic that was originally from Fredbear’s Family Diner meant to protect children from any danger. However, when its assigned child, Charlotte Emily, daughter of the establishment’s owner Henry, was killed by William, it goes into the rain to find Charlotte and becomes possessed by her spirit.
Since then, the Puppet has made its goal to give life to the iconic animatronics with the spirits of those murdered by Afton, making them into the hostile, yet confused creatures they become in the games.
Should Blumhouse produce a sequel, the Puppet serves not only as a great plot device to help explain the anomalous phenomena around Freddy’s, but to create and forge an emotional connection between Mike, the spirits of the kids, and Springtrap that sees Charlotte taking vengeance against Afton’s actions.
Five Nights at Freddy’s follows Mike (Josh Hutcherson) a troubled young man caring for his 10-year-old sister Abby (Piper Rubio), and haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother more than a decade before.
Recently fired and desperate for work, Mike agrees to take a position as a night security guard at an abandoned theme restaurant: Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. But he soon discovers that nothing at Freddy’s is what it seems. With the aid of Vanessa, a local police officer (Elizabeth Lail), Mike’s nights at Freddy’s will lead him into unexplainable encounters with the supernatural and drag him into the black heart of an unspeakable nightmare.
Five Nights at Freddy’s releases in theaters and on Peacock on October 27.