Vin Diesel isn’t a stranger to big franchise films like The Fast and The Furious and Riddick. But not every film gets to have a franchise, and that’s the case for THE LAST WITCH HUNTER.
The 2015 fantasy/action film starred Diesel as Kaulder, a centuries old witch hunter who must protect present-day New York City when the Witch Queen returns to unleash a horrific plague. Prior to the release of THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, Vin said that Lionsgate was already interested in a sequel, but unfortunately the box office numbers and the negative reviews, those sequel dreams quickly came to an end.
“But like Miles from the 1980s Teen Wolf movie once said “Never Say Die.” It looks like there might be some light at the end of the tunnel for a sequel or at least that’s what Vin told Collider in an interview when he said the following:
“As an artist, the more experienced I get, the more I am appreciating just the fact that my work somehow finds you and that you get to experience it at your own time and at your own pace, and I’m less concerned – and maybe it’s because of accolades. Maybe it’s because I’m a part of Avengers or I’m a part of Disney, I’m a part of Guardians and I’m a part of Fast and I’ve had so much of that wonderful experience that I think the higher thinking becomes – when people tell me that they love the Witch Hunter, and they want to see Michael Cane and I go into another one, I go, ‘Wow!’
Vin continued: “Lionsgate is coming and saying, ‘We’re putting a writer on for the next one.’ That’s kinda cool! … And this is just recent, by the way. But it’s funny that you mentioned Last Witch Hunter because I’m in a meeting with Lionsgate and they’re actively creating the sequel to The Last Witch Hunter.” Well, there you have it. Who knows whether THE LAST WITCH HUNTER sequel will actually see the light of day, but I’m sure there are some of you out there who would be eager for a return to the witch-hunting adventures of Kaulder.”