A Familiar Face Confirmed To Return For ‘Saw VII’

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SPOILER WARNING!!! The following casting news could, and probably will, be considered a spoiler by a lot of you so if you don’t want to know who’s returning for Saw VII then you should stop reading now.

For die hard fans of the long-running and shockingly successful Saw franchise, you’ll probably be glad that there’s been as many movies from the series as there has been. For the rest of us (either those who loathe the series or enjoyed the first couple and have tolerated the rest) it’s gone beyond surprising and irritating, to just plain ridiculous.

Nevertheless, the Saw franchise has continued to make serious money at the box office (when compared to the relatively small amount they cost to make) so it’s inevitable the studio will keep making more.

We’ve been hearing details about Saw VII ever since they announced it but one key detail of note is from last month when Saw VII writer Patrick Melton did an interview, pointing out that we’d be seeing characters from past films returning. I guessed that he was hinting at Dr. Lawrence Gordon who was last seen at the end of the first movie, crawling out of the dirty bathroom minus a foot after he cut it off to escape.

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Well, either I have psychic abilities or it was an obvious thing to guess at. I’m going to go with the former icon razz A Familiar Face Confirmed To Return For Saw VII

Lionsgate (via Bloody-Disgusting) has confirmed the cast for Saw VII and it includes Cary Elwes a.k.a. Dr. Lawrence Gordon. The rest of the cast includes Tobin Bell (Jigsaw), Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Gina Holden, Chad Donella, Laurence Anthony, Dean Armstrong and Naomi Snieckus. Bloody-Disgusting have also heard rumors that Monica Potter (Dr. Gordon’s wife) might be returning but that’s not been confirmed.

The studio also released the official synopsis for the movie:

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror…

Getting back to the return of Dr. Gordon for a minute, how do you suppose he will play into the overall scheme of things? I’ve said before I think a perfect way to end the series (it’s undecided if this will be the last one) would be for him to be behind the carrying on of Jigsaw’s work [SPOILER!] after he was killed at the end of Saw III. It would be in the same vein as what happened with his apprentice, Amanda, where Gordon sees Jigsaw as someone who helped him and he is now carrying on his “good work.”

That’s my theory and I’m stickin’ to it icon smile A Familiar Face Confirmed To Return For Saw VII .

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Dr. Gordon - the new Jigsaw?

What are your thoughts on Cary Elwes a.k.a. Dr. Gordon returning for Saw VII? Good idea or should it be left open ended as to what happened to him after he escaped from the bathroom?

Saw VII will be shot and released in 3D on October 22nd, 2010, going head-to-head with Paranormal Activity 2.

Source: Lionsgate via Bloody-Disgusting

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  1. Been waiting for this since the first movie (which I loved). I may actually go see this one after seeing II and being really disappointed, then III and just realizing the series wasn't going to get any better from there on out. Hopefully this is the last one and wraps everything up with a decent finish.

  2. I really like the 'Saw' franchise and am excited for VII. They brought the movies back to “good” staus with VI.

    I thought Dr. Gordon being the new Jigsaw just fan fiction, but it would be kinda neat if it played out like that. I just hope they change their minds about doing it in 3D. That might just kill me to watch.

  3. I thought he was shown as having died in between saw 1 and saw 2, I vaguely remember that when Donnie wahlbergs character was in the tunnel that was leading to the bathroom there was a body on the floor with a missing foot.

  4. remember that too man. I think the Saw series still needs a hero Cary Elwes would be great as the “hero” so to speak or as the new Jigsaw. Now with Sean Patrick Flanery known for playing good guys, I could see him being the new detective after Cary Elwes(new Jigsaw). just a thought

  5. It'd be cool and appropriately disturbing if Elwes carried on Jig-Saw's legacy.

  6. At first I was unreceptive to the idea of Gordon becoming the new Jigsaw.
    But, considering Det. David Tapp thought he was in the original…

  7. I too thought that the Dr. Gordon was dead and I believe that we get that idea from Saw 3 actually when they are having one of the flashbacks with the cop from Saw 2 running around the place where the trap from Saw 1 was set up. We DID in fact see a man that looked like Dr. Gordon lying on the floor with his foot missing. Although we did not see his face (because Cary Elwes did not sign on) it was for all intended purposes supposed to be Dr. Gordon.
    Nevertheless, its the saw franchise and one shoudl expect the unexpected or in this case the expected. I am sure they will find away to rectify this and explain in a way that makes some sort of sense.
    Personally I like the saw franchise and thought that they were all pretty good (did not see all of 4 though). I am hoping that they bring back Dr. Gordon as the new Jigsaw and give us the twist that we all want and the franchise on a high note with the 7th film. PLease, please, please no 8th