Brightburn certainly felt like the start of something. While a bit uneven, the super-horror flick had the potential to be filled out with a more complex, engaging sequel.
And while the film didn’t perform exceptionally, the possibility of a sequel is not entirely off the table, according to James Gunn, who produced the film, which was directed by David Yarovesky and written by Brian and Mark Gunn. In a reply on Instagram, Gunn said that, while a sequel isn’t on the table for immediate production, it’s absolutely being considered.
While that reply has been lost to the wiles of the internet, Entertainment Weekly transcribed it: Gunn said, “I think I’m tied up for the next few years with Suicide Squad and then Guardians, but we’re talking about the sequel.”
Brightburn starred the young Jackson A. Dunn as a terrifying riff on a child Superman, and his performance alone deserves another movie. I’d enjoy seeing a slightly aged up version of this character, and see the world struggle against him.
So Brightburn 2? Yeah, maybe - but it’ll be a while.