Yesterday we received word that a follow-up to Hubie Halloween was already in development at Netflix, and now we’re hearing that Adam Sandler is planning on doing yet another sequel. Yes, according to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us new Scream and Exorcist movies are in the works, which we now know to be true – a fifth Hotel Transylvania is beginning to come together behind the scenes.
Hotel Transylvania 4 is expected to release next summer, but Sony Pictures Animation clearly anticipates that the film will be just as big a success as the other three in the franchise. And that certainly makes sense, as thus far, every subsequent installment in the trilogy has outearned its predecessor by tens of millions of dollars worldwide.
The first three chapters in the animated series have all grossed over $148 million domestically, nearly doubling their budgets, and as long as these flicks keep raking in cash, it’s likely that the studio will continue cranking them out. That is, if the cast wants to keep on returning. After all, we’ve already seen 20th Century Fox give the Ice Age franchise the same treatment.
The Hotel Transylvania series looks like it could be on that same path, as it currently boasts three theatrical films (with at least two more in the pipeline now), three graphic novels, two shorts, a Disney Channel TV show and several video games. And as long as the all-star lineup of actors (Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher and Molly Shannon, among others) continues to return for future movies, it’s highly possible that the studio will keep pumping out more entries for years to come.
Hotel Transylvania 4 is all set to hit theaters on August 6th, 2021. Tell us, though, are you looking forward to Adam Sandler doing another one after that? Let us know down below.