Director Neil Marshall makes his way back into the horror genre this weekend with brand new movie The Reckoning, and Bloody Disgusting’s Boo Crew Podcast had a chance to sit down with Marshall and star Charlotte Kirk to discuss the movie and various other projects this week. Of course, they couldn’t help but ask about both Dog Soldiers and The Descent.
Specifically, how likely is it that Marshall will someday return to those worlds? Well, the short answer is that Dog Soldiers 2 is very much on the table. Another Descent film? Not so much.
“[Those books] are definitely not closed,” Marshall explains. “I could revisit [the world of The Descent] but with that one it was kind of intended to be a one-off. And then the sequel got made anyway. Dog Soldiers was always intended to be trilogy. So, the rights for that have been tied up for quite some time, but now there’s the possibility of a Dog Soldiers 2, finally.”
“The initial rumblings are happening,” Marshall adds, talking about Dog Soldiers 2. “So that’s looking semi-likely, we’ll see. The Descent… I can’t see me revisiting that world.”
Dog Soldiers pit soldiers up against werewolves in the Scotland wilderness, and a trilogy of films was indeed the original plan. In fact, it had been announced back in 2004 that Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat was in the works. Of course, that never ended up coming to fruition.
You can listen to The Boo Crew’s full chat with Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk below.