The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz: Will We Ever Get More Badass Hansel & Gretel?

Honey Buzz: Will We Ever Get More Badass Hansel & Gretel?


UPDATE: CinemaBlend interviewed Jeremy Renner about his interest in reprising his role as Hansel, and he seems interested... if he has time of course because, let's be real. He's Jeremy Renner.

They haven't contacted you yet? 

Yeah (they have not), and it's ultimately going to come down to--I know they have a release date and they really want to get it out there--but I have to have the time. I'm only one man, right? And then also Gemma's availability. It'll come down to availability I'm sure. 

But would you be game to go back? 

I don't have any problem with it. Yeah. It was a lot of fun. It was fun to do that movie, and just have a ball.

So there you have it! A sort-of confirmation that Renner would be interested in returning to the series if he, you know... has time.

Sigh.


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has become a bit of a guilty pleasure film for some of the Horror Honeys. Between the kick-ass female characters, surprisingly decent CGI, and sweet practical makeup FX, Hansel & Gretel satisfies that occasional desire we have to watch things esplode and Famke Janssen be a badass witch. 

Because the film was a surprise hit, a sequel seemed all but definite. However, now a Shock Till You Drop interview with screenwriter Tommy Wirkola puts the future of the series in question.

According to the interview, Wirkola has finished the script for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 and passed it along to the studio. But whether or not we ever seen the film... that's another story.


“I’ve written the script for it. I’ve given it to Paramount and it’s up to them now. But I don’t know what’s going to happen. Jeremy [Renner] is so busy these days, I don’t know how they’re going to juggle all of that, but it’s up to [Paramount]. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to do another film first. They really liked the script I gave them. The first film was a learning curve for me working in the studio system and the script I wrote for the original was so different. We ended up taking a lot out and altering stuff that first time. I’m smarter now. I tried taking what I learned and still delivered a sequel script that’s an R-rated action film.”


So, that's slightly disheartening. Renner is obviously tied up with Avengers stuff for the foreseeable future and he also has a few dramatic films coming out over the next year. Would Hansel & Gretel be the same without Jeremy Renner? Debatable.

Would you be interested in a sequel to H&G? Let us know!