Well, yes and no. Whilst I think it would cheapen both films to clap a Monsters 2 tag on any follow-up, I have a feeling they may well use a different name anyway, or at least avoid the use of numerals in the title. It is testament to Edwards’ fantastic world building ability that there is interest in making another film in it, without any of the original movie’s characters. There is definitely a lot more to explore about the creatures themselves, and if they avoid turning into too much of a generic monster movie, so to speak, there is definitely an intriguing sci-fi tale to be told.
It has been suggested that a wider variety of creatures will be introduced, and with a higher budget this will certainly be viable. We are also promised more action. The plot apparently centres around a pair of brothers looking for each other in the infected zone. This brings the possibility of another great relationship story, albeit with a different dynamic to the original, and I am very interested to hear more about exactly what kind of tone writers and director are looking towards. Gareth Edwards’ Monsters took us all by surprise, a movie with very little hype that turned out to be one of the most interesting films of last year. Monsters 2, or whatever it gets called, will not have this element of surprise, so everyone involved have a lot of work on their hands to do the now-franchise justice. I hope very much they do?
Bazmann – You can follow me on Twitter at