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“I have an idea for a sequel”: Hereditary 2 Might Finally Be Happening as Ari Aster Casually Drops a Bombshell

The idea of a sequel has sparked both excitement and concern among fans

hereditary 2 might finally be happening as ari aster casually drops a bombshell


  • Ari Aster, the director of the horror film "Hereditary," has hinted at the possibility of a sequel.
  • While promoting his latest movie, Aster mentioned that he has an idea for a sequel to "Hereditary" but is unsure if he will actually make it.
  • The first film, which tells the story of a family burdened by dark secrets, received critical acclaim and was praised for its unique approach to the horror genre.

Hereditary was a standout hit by Ari Aster who impressed the world with his unique take on the horror genre. The movie is regarded as one of the best horror films despite having a very different approach than most other renowned franchises. However, it looks like Ari Aster fans will once again get to see his magic on the screen as Hereditary 2 might be a possibility very soon.

Toni Collette in Hereditary
Toni Collette in Hereditary

In an interview with the director, he revealed that he has a plan to make a sequel for the 2018 horror hit. Even though he has only managed to put three movies in his filmography, Ari Aster made a name for himself in the genre with his Hereditary, Midsommar, and Beau Is Afraid. 

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Is Ari Aster going to make Hereditary 2?

Hereditary (2018)
Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary presents to us a story of a mysterious family burdened by the horrifying secrets of their late grandmother. The movie had a unique approach to the genre than the regular horror projects like The Conjuring or Insidious.

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While promoting his last feature Beau Is Afraid, Ari Aster was asked if A24 has approached him for a sequel to any of the two movies he made. He replied very cryptically (via This Week Media):

“I have an idea for a sequel to Hereditary… Who knows if I’ll ever do it.”

The hint of a potential sequel immediately raised an online buzz among the fans. Both Ari Aster’s directorial debut and A24 have been immensely popular among the masses. While Aster successfully recreated his magic in Midsommar, Joaquin Phoenix’s Beau Is Afraid also garnered many favorable reviews. Additionally, A24 has also brought to us some of the best projects recently.

However, no matter how much bankable it seems, there are many factors involved in the making of Hereditary 2. Given the ending of the first movie, it will be very interesting to see how Ari Aster weaves a continuation of the tale.


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Is Hereditary 2 a good idea?

Alex Wollf in Hereditary
Alex Wolff in Hereditary

Hereditary presented an electrifying performance by Toni Collette who starred as Annie Graham. Annie gets to know that her mother is part of a cult of demon king Paimon. They wanted to use Annie’s son played by Alex Wolff to be a vessel for Paimon. The movie ends with Wolff’s character Peter successfully becoming the host to the demon king with the rest of his family brutally killed.

One of the most exciting parts of the movie was its ending and the openness in the story shown by Ari Aster. The sense of ambiguity acts as magic and the mystery never fails to intrigue the audiences. This has also led to many fans being concerned over the idea of a potential sequel as we have seen many projects that don’t require a sequel.

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Hereditary can be streamed on Max.

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Written by Subham

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 700 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.