James DeMonaco, who wrote all of The Purge films thus far, says he’s come up with a great way to end the series in the next film.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly recently, he says that divulges that at least the film series may be coming to an end very soon, despite the fact that there is also a television show running in the same universe.
Speaking of how the ending is going to go, DeMonaco said:
“I have it in my head … I think I’m going to write it. I think it’s a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.”
As much as we all seem to be enjoying The Purge, the next would make five films in six years. They’ve been being pumped out at a frantic pace, and maybe a break would be nice.
The reason I call it a break instead of a definite ending is because, let’s be real, in the world of horror, the end is almost never the end. Robert Englund recently reprised his role of Freddy Krueger (albeit on the small screen) after saying it was over between him and the character, and Bruce Campbell returned to the Evil Dead series with Ash vs The Evil Dead for a short time. That isn’t even taking into account that Jamie Lee Curtis has just successfully met with her old buddy Michael Myers this month after decades of space between the two.
But I will take DeMonaco’s word that he is going to come up with a good ending for the series; I only doubt the length of this ending.