Just remember all the good The Purge does. That’s a line from 2013’s original Purge movie, but it’s also probably something said at the offices of Universal and Blumhouse. Made on small budgets, the Purge films have earned over $450 million worldwide.
It’s a bit unclear where the Purge franchise goes at this point, at least from a narrative direction. Then again, when have story problems ever stopped Hollywood? All kidding aside, Deadline reports that The Purge 5 is set to hit theaters on July 10th, 2020.
Fans will recall that the fourth film, 2018’s The First Purge, was a prequel focusing on the first experimental Purge night in Staten Island, NYC. The third film, 2016’s The Purge: Election Year, saw a candidate take office who promised to end Purge Night.
With that in mind, The Purge 5 has two options for setting, either be another prequel set before the first three films but after The First Purge, or pick up the story from Election Year. After all, Purge supporters surely won’t be happy the tradition has ended.
That’s not even considering the ongoing Purge TV series on USA, which is set to return for a second season, and is in itself set between The First Purge and the original Purge film. Thankfully, creator James DeMonaco is once again returning to pen the script.