Bill and Ted

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Another franchise veteran jacks into The Matrix 4
  • Spiral director gives a tiny hint about Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson‘s characters
  • This Jurassic Park franchise actress has never been approached for a sequel
  • Which one of the erstwhile Kings of Tampa would refuse to return in a possible Magic Mike 3?
  • Here’s the runtime of Francis Ford Coppola‘s re-edit of The Godfather 3
  • Is a fourth Bill & Ted movie really happening?
  • And more!

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chris rock saw

In the summer of 2019, word came out that a new Saw movie starring Chris Rock was in the works, causing several of us to do a double-take. “Wait a second,” we said. “Chris Rock? Like…the Chris Rock? In a new Saw movie? And it’s based on his own idea? How on Earth did that happen?”

Well, it took more than a year, but now we finally have an answer – and weirdly, it involves an unlikely movie directed by Tyler Perry.
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The Saw series is back, with a fresh start. Chris Rock stars in (and came up with the story for) Spiral: From the Book of Saw, a new entry in the franchise with a considerably clunky title. The first Spiral trailer is now here, and it takes its time before revealing it’s a Saw film. For the first few moments, you might think this is a new cop thriller starring Chris Rock. And then…things spiral out of control (see what I did there?).

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saw reboot title

Last month, word started going around that Chris Rock‘s new Saw reboot title was (drumroll, please) Spiral: From the Book of Saw. The title came from Mongrel Media, a Canadian film distributor that handles titles for Sony Pictures Classics, Neon, A24, Amazon Studios, Saban Films, and IFC Films. That title was so…awkward that many assumed it was incorrect, or some sort of placeholder. But now it’s been confirmed: the new Saw movie really is titled Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

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