9. And More?
"I guess I did it right, there's been no Gremlins 3 as yet...but sooner or later there will be, even if it's direct-to-video. The title is too well known not to exploit again," is how Joe Dante tells it.
Naturally, that hasn't stopped all the rumours, whispers and possibilities springing up in the years since The New Batch.
Even if something does happen, however, Dante is sure he won't be involved and that it won't have much of a direct link to the first two. “Well, I’m sure there will be one. I know I won’t have anything to do with it. They won’t ask me. But the goal with Gremlins 2 was to make sure there wouldn’t be a third. If there is one, they’re welcome to it.
"I think what’s holding it up is that they can’t conceive of what to do because the first movies were defined by the technology, it was what the puppets could do and do well and not do and that’s what the movies became.
"Now you could do anything with CGI so the field is so open that nobody could focus on what exactly it should be. I can’t say I’m looking forward to seeing it."
Us neither, if we're honest. Leave the puppet pests to history and the fans, like the amazing short above, which is fully Dante approved...
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