Exclusive: Leigh Whannell Talks Insidious 3!

Writer and co-star of the Insidious films, Leigh Whannell, talks with Den of Geek about where another sequel or PREQUEL could go next...

Chances are that if you went to a movie theater this weekend, you probably saw Insidious: Chapter 2, the horror movie that’s scored the biggest opening weekend of the month. With one of Blumhouse’s infamous micro-budgets of $5 million, Insidious 2 earned $41 million in the weekend alone. So of course, every horror junkie who loves going into the Further is now curious about the inevitable Insidious 3. Luckily when I had the chance to sit down with Leigh Whannell, writer of the Insidious and Saw films, as well as actor in the role of Specs, I was able to get some fine points about a potential third chapter. Needless to say there will be spoilers about the second movie’s ending. When asked if a third movie would be titled “Insidious: Chapter 3,” Whannell had this interesting tidbit to say: 
“That’s an interesting question because I don’t know if we’d continue with the Lambert family. I think they’ve been hammered enough. If we were to do a sequel, I mean I haven’t really discussed it with the producer, but I almost feel like if we do another sequel to Insidious that we almost should tell a different story. I feel like this world of the Further is ripe for many different stories. So, I guess you could use that world as the basis for some other family’s story.”
 Whannell more or less confirmed that the Lambert family’s story is over after Insidious: Chapter 2, which is not too surprising considering the sequel ends with Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) reclaiming his body and family. However, if the Lamberts are truly gone, then who are our protagonists? Well for those who recall the final scene, Specs (Whannell), Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Ghost Elise (Lin Shaye) enter a house with a strange, menacing sound that should ring the bells for any fan who’s seen the first movie. So is there a chance we could see those three grappling with new and DEFINITELY familiar threats? 
“I think so. If we were to do a sequel, if we were to move onto another family, I think you could have those characters be the connective tissue. I think it’d also be an interesting film to do a prequel based on Elise and how she was first introduced to this world of the Further before Specs and Tucker come along.”
 So to recap: The Lamberts are gone, we could move on to another family with Specs, Tucker and Elise…OR we could be getting a complete prequel about why young Elise got into the ghostbusting game and learned to do what she does. What do you think? Would you like to move on to the next family with our trio of living (and undead) heroes? Or does the idea of a young Elise based prequel sound spine-tingling? Let us know what you would prefer in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out the full interview HERE. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all news updates related to the world of geek. And Google+, if that’s your thing!