Is Orphan 3 Happening?
Published 6 months ago
Everyone wasn’t expecting a return of Esther with Orphan: First Kill, but it looks like the series is now gearing up for a third movie.
Esther actress Isabelle Fuhrmann just shared this on her Twitter:
Who's is ready for Orphan 3? #OrphanLiveTweet #OrphanFirstKill pic.twitter.com/i9zChM06vC
— Isabelle Fuhrman (@isabellefuhrman) September 11, 2022
Of course, this isn’t official confirmation, but there have been rumblings before of a third Orphan movie. Talking to MovieWeb, director William Brent Bell did say that he was aiming for a trilogy. He explains, “I think a franchise is three movies, is how you can tell maybe a full story, and you can always continue after that… But I feel a trilogy can tell a full story… with this story, we get to see a different side to her [Esther], but we still don’t know much about the years before… and so, there’s a lot of story there.”
With First Kill being a prequel, it’s possible that the next film could actually push the story forward. Some are guessing that they could have Esther climbing out of the lake by the end of the film, but I think that would be too predictable of a spinoff. There’s also a chance of just telling another prequel, but at this point, where can the story go?
If anything, I think Bell already has a plan for the franchise, otherwise, why wouldn’t he throw the idea out there. Whatever it is, I think it would be interesting to see another return of this unexpected horror icon.
In the meantime, you can check out Orphan: First Kill now streaming on Paramount+.