THE BLACK PHONE 2: Ethan Hawke And Mason Thames Returning For Blumhouse Sequel

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill's follow up to the 2022 horror hits theaters in June 2025.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · November 29, 2023, 3:17 PM EST

After racking up a cool $161M worldwide last year, a sequel to Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill's The Black Phone was pretty much a given - and today Deadline have exclusively confirmed that Ethan Hawke (First Reformed, The Northman) is set to return, alongside the original's cast of Jeremy Davies, Miguel Mora and FANGORIA Chainsaw Award winners Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.

Deadline also confirmed that a theatrical release of June 27, 2025 has been set for the Blumhouse horror, and that Derrickson and Cargill will be returning to pen the sequel.

Based on Joe Hill's short story of the same name, The Black Phone followed a 13-year old boy abducted by a child killer in a suburban neighborhood and locked in a soundproof basement, who then begins to receive calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

Deadline reminds us that The Black Phone 2 will mark the ninth feature collaboration between powerhouse producer Jason Blum (who is of course returning) and Hawke after The Black Phone, The Purge, Sinister 1 & 2, In a Valley of Violence, Adopt a Highway, Hamlet, and Stockholm.

How exactly Hawke will be returning is yet to be seen, as The Grabber met a pretty, err, shall we say snappy fate at the end of the first movie. But hey, this is horror - anything could happen! When speaking with, Hill previously had this to say about a (then potential) sequel:

There have been talks about how to do a sequel that wouldn't suck. How to do a sequel that doesn't cheapen the film that came before, that's still scary, that's still intense, that feels organic. And those conversations have been pretty good.

We'll have more updates and details on The Black Phone 2 for you as and when we get them - in the meantime, keep June 27, 2025 free to pick up the call.