The directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who make up half of the founders of Radio Silent Productions, rose to prominence for their work on Ready or Not in 2019. Since then, the directing duo has worked on successfully reviving the Scream franchise, starting with last year's Scream V and the soon-to-be record-setting Scream VI, which critics and fans are absolutely loving. But, this doesn't mean they don't want to go back to where it all started.
As per a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Bettinelli-Olpin, and Gillettt said they "would love to" do a sequel to Ready or Not.
The pair said the same thing last year while going around doing press tours for Scream V, so the only question now is, is Ready or Not 2 happening? If so, when?
Unfortunately, we shouldn't expect to see the follow-up anytime soon. Scream 6 should light up the global box office in its opening weekend following rave reviews leading up to its premiere. The duo is guaranteed to come back to do Scream 7, so Ready or Not 2 won't happen until at least 2025, if not later.
Of course, the duo could choose to pull off a M3GAN and purposely "delay" their third Scream outing so fans don't get too tired of it too soon. The later date would give them the opportunity to work on Ready or Not 2.
Now that Paramount and everyone involved in Scream 6 has proven that the series has found a new formula that works, the problem now turns out to be the real risk of running the franchise to the ground by releasing sequels too soon.
The Scream franchise will end, sooner or later. We're hoping it's the latter. Regardless, the more often we see a new Scream film, the more likely it will do worse than the other way around. Thus, a break from Ghostface and returning to Ready or Not to do a sequel could do the directors as well as the resurgent slasher horror series good.
In the meantime, fans should check out Scream 6 in theaters following its premiere last Friday, March 10. Neve Campbell, who didn't join Scream 6 due to salary disputes, is said to have "loved" the first Scream film without her.