Tony Todd has revealed that two more Final Destination sequels are almost certain, as part 5 heads our way.
What was missing from part 4, The Final Destination? Scares? Yes. Entertainment? Certainly. But the cause of the most fan chagrin was Todd's absence as portentous series regular Bludworth.
That oversight seems to have been thoroughly rectified in the forthcoming 5nal Destination (yes, we know what it looks like, just, y'know, don't), with Todd confirming to Dread Central that his part has been hugely expanded (fnar) this time around.
The erstwhile Candyman also reveals "The producer told me that if [part 5] opens at number one... they're going to shoot the next two simultaneously."
Todd says that historically the series has performed in just this chart-topping way, making its survival very likely. He's not quite right though: the fourth is the only one to have topped the box office on its opening weekend, although its predecessors certainly performed strongly. 5nal Destination then (look, just stop it!), has the weight of future Finals on its shoulders. Did The Final Destination sound the death knell of the franchise, or will it beat the reaper yet again? And following a plane crash, a freeway pile-up, a rollercoaster smash, a NASCAR tragedy and a suspension bridge collapse, what disasters are left? We've got our fingers crossed for asteroid strike.
5nal Destination 3D is out on August 26.