If There is Ever a Gremlins 3, Joe Dante Won't Direct It
More remake news, right, I know no one wants to hear it, but when it involves a franchise I love, I've got to say something. This is all just a rumor right now and nothing is confirmed, but we'll let director Joe Dante himself explain (via Bloody Disgusting). "I find it hard to believe that they won't make a Gremlins 3 because they’re remaking Adventures in Babysitting. I mean, they're gonna remake everything." He's certainly right about that. And interestingly, the studios seem intent on returning to the original creators for franchises like this (just look at the Aliens news today). So why not one day bring back Joe Dante?
Interestingly, Dante seems to believe that they definitely won't go back to him. "They did that once, they won't do it again," Dante laughingly told BD. "They made that mistake once. Its a moot point, they won't be coming to me… I can tell you that for a fact." The "they" he is talking about is Warner Brothers, who made the first two Gremlins movies. I'm confused, though, was Gremlins 2 considered a screw up? I don't know about everyone else, but I love that movie. It's not better than the original, but it's absolutely ridiculous and fun. So while there aren't plans for a Gremlins 3 right now, I'm sure there will be some soon enough.