It’s been six years since Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon fired a shot at the horror genre with The Cabin in the Woods, a meta masterpiece that deconstructed tropes and unleashed tons of classic movie monsters for what turned out to be one hell of an entertaining treat for horror fans. The ending, in particular, was perfect, with giant gods destroying the Earth.
Doesn’t leave much room for a sequel, now does it? Speaking with Fandango, Goddard notes that the reason a sequel may *never* be made is because the first film’s ending is so perfect.
“Well, you know, we sort of painted ourselves into a corner with the ending of Cabin in the Woods,” Goddard told the site.
“It’s not a thing that calls for an easy sequel, I’ll tell you that much.”
He continued, “We had some crazy ideas but Joss [Whedon] and I both felt strongly that we didn’t want to do it just to do it. Right? I’m very lucky that I get to keep making movies, I don’t need to just go make a sequel for the sake of making a sequel. The only way we could do it is if we could do it justice, and the truth is, it’s a hard one to do justice to. Every version of continuing the story undercuts the ending that we had in Cabin, and I just feel like that continues to be the perfect ending for that movie and I never want to undercut it.”
But anything is possible, as we always stress.
“I mean, look, I never say never, either,” Goddard adds. “I’ve learned, tomorrow, that a bolt of lightning could strike and you could think of an idea that does the first one justice, but I haven’t quite had that idea yet. I haven’t had the idea yet that makes me go, ‘Oh, we have to drop everything and do that now.'”