Back in 2019, the Octavia Spencer-starring Ma scared up over $60 million at the worldwide box office on a $5 million production budget, with the film’s finale suggesting that the titular villain died in a fiery blaze. Of course, nobody is ever really dead in the world of horror movies, especially when we’re talking about horror movies that turn a pretty sizable profit.
So will we ever be seeing a sequel to Ma? Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, director Tate Taylor reveals that he’d love to make one, and he’s already got some ideas in mind.
“Can you believe how much Ma lives on? Isn’t that just crazy? I don’t think we thought Ma was going to have this afterlife as this cult thing, and I think it’s worth discussing [a sequel],” Taylor explains. “I know Octavia would do it, that’s why I purposely left her death ambiguous!”
Taylor continues, “My idea is that she’s moved to another town, and she has open houses in another city and kills people in the open house. I think she’d be a real estate agent in the Pacific Northwest, and just murder white people looking at McMansions. That’s as far as I’ve gotten!”
Spencer played Sue Ann “Ma” Ellington in the 2019 movie, a veterinary technician who befriends a group of teenagers. At first she’s the best friend a teenager could possibly ask for, providing the group with alcohol and a place to party, but they soon realize she has sinister intentions tied to her past. She’s ultimately defeated, and presumably killed in a house fire.
But ya never know. She may still be alive. And she may be back soon…