"I don’t know. I do know that [producer Alex Mace] has already talked to me about doing a third one. And if the script is good, and people love this one, why not? I would love to do that. I don’t think we’re gonna have to wait 13 years because I don’t think it’s gonna be possible in 13 years. When you’re in your 20s you can still look like younger if you get on a little stool chair, or have children play you from multiple angles. But I would love the opportunity if it came up. I wouldn’t say no.”
As I said in my review of this past weekend's Orphan: First Kill (read it over at The Film Experience if you missed it) I demand ten more Orphan movies, so Isabelle Fuhrman here confirming at least the subject's been broached in a chat with Variety today makes me happy... well happy-ish. I'd be happy, I'd be ecstatic, if this was more emphatic, as in, "Fuck yeah we're making that shit!"
But also as I said in my review -- Isabelle looking not-quite-right is part of the movie's pleasure! I saw some people complaining about not buying Esther size-wise in the prequel and I'm just like, "Have you no joy in your heart???" The ridiculousness is the sweet stuff! That's why I could see this franchise going on forever, and I want it to keep prequel-ing itself on top of that -- keep making Esther be younger while Isabelle gets older. Benjamin Button this shit! But in the cheapest way possible! I want middle-aged Isabelle Fuhrman sticking her head through a hole in the bottom of a crib while an animatronic baby's body slashes around a knife dammit!
So grateful for my 600k followers on Instagram! And to all of the fans for going to see #Orphanfirstkill. We made this movie for you! Thank you for loving ESTHER since the first #ORPHAN movie. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making this prequel! pic.twitter.com/SJ68uumKIP— Isabelle Fuhrman (@isabellefuhrman) August 22, 2022