Alternate Endings May Allow For ‘Saw 3D’ Sequels

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The seventh installment to the record-breaking annual horror franchise, Saw 3D, is taking the series in a new direction, but is apparently not going far in that direction. Coming in 3D for the first time ever but touted as “the final chapter,” Saw 3D brings back many of the key characters we’ve become familiar with over the last seven years, including the star of the original Saw, Cary Elwes.

While at New York Comic-Con’s press event for Saw 3D, director Kevin Greutert and cast were all asked the one key question on everyone’s mind: Is this really the last Saw movie?

Many fans doubt that Saw 3D will be the last of the series as they understand that money talks in Hollywood. And you can be sure that there will be lots of money for this movie as it’s being marketed more than the previous films, marketed as the grand finale, and has the added box office power from the higher 3D ticket prices.

All of these points and more were raised but Greutert and his cast were confident in saying the studio won’t make more after this. They also emphasized that they wanted to go out with a “bang” in Saw 3D. For that reason, it makes sense that they brought back Elwes and marketed this as the horror movie event to see with the assumption that (mostly) everyone would be killed off by the end with no confusing plot threads left hanging.

But again, if this movie banks big, why wouldn’t they make another?

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Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) wants revenge!

I spoke with Costas Mandylor (who plays Hoffman in Saw 3D, an increasingly key player in the story since his introduction in Saw III), about this to see if it was possible to continue the franchise after this one if they needed to. You know, hypothetically speaking of course.  Specifically, I wanted to know if they left it open for his character or others to continue their story in further sequels or spin-offs down the line.

“I think there is but they always shoot alternate endings and I never know if I’m dead or not… A lot of people I’m not sure if they’re coming back or not. I don’t think they do it to confuse us. They do it to give themselves options. But there is a possibility. It depends on which ending they use.”

It’s not too surprising that they shot multiple endings for this Saw movie, considering the bonus features we’ve seen in the previous installments and the alternate endings that came with the Saw video game – but for the “final chapter” it does raise some interesting discussion. The different endings allow the producers and director to pick and choose who lives and dies should they decide to continue the franchise.

It may be the final chapter, but they can always open a new book…

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Saw 3D hits 2D and 3D screens on October 29th, 2010.

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  1. there will be more saws.

    • Indeed there will be. Everyone basically knows that it’s not the last “Saw” film. Regardless if you see it or not, they will still make more.

      • Heck they said part 5 was the last! lol

        • No, they didn’t. Saw V was never claimed to be the last one; in fact, they originally planned to go to VIII or IX.

          • Um,yes they did i remember the ads saying it was the last one.

    • sad sad

  2. In the end all the little put togethers will be put together!

  3. If you ask me, this franchise is a zombie. It’s been dead.

    • your a zombie!! the franchise is amazing… and always will be

  4. Billing it as the last Saw will draw in the crowds, coupled with the increased revenue from 3D, the producers and studio bigwigs will see the gross and instantly commission a sequel.

  5. Last movie or not,I will see it,and any others that follow.

    I love these movies regardless of what anyone else thinks about them.

  6. My fiancé and I have been going through all of films as we are doing a big Halloween SAW special on our radio show. And I have to admit watching these films back to back is a lot of fun, I think it should be required viewing at least once year around this time, the gore and mystery are doubled with every film and as long as you don’t mind a little gratuitous violence can be great fun for a date night in.

    • I agree. It’s best watching them back-to-back since some take place at same time (3 & 4) and the others all flashback to previous moments.

  7. I can see it now: a group of thieves break into an old building. They stumble into a disregarded set of traps/rejected prototype traps meant for others who Jigsaw/apprentices used for other traps instead. They must escape as all our SAW baddies are posthumously are the cause.


    Hey, don’t give me that sour look. We have heard this story before, haven’t see? Before the remakes, there was “Friday The 13th: The Fiinal Chapter” and “Freddy’s Dead”. Heck, even ‘Children Of The Corn’ had a “Final Sacrifice”.

    Even if they take a year off, y’know they (Twisted Pix/Lionsgate at least) WILL have to do an encore of some magnitude. When you say “Final” that means you have to make another film y’know. It’s tradition, like baseball and apple pie!

  8. They should have end it a long time ago. The movies just keep getting worse and more graphic at the same time. I would be happy if it was just being the first one.

    • that would suck ass man i want saw 8. shove a billy puppet up your ass

  9. But…but…sigh. It’d be nice to see a franchise actually END for once.

  10. who cares if they make more?….
    if you don’t like them, don’t go
    i don’t go see alot of chick flix, but i dont’ cry about them making them.

  11. Anyone who enjoys these films are sick. Don’t associate this crap with the horror genre ever.

  12. Hey check out my Jigsaw Beatbox – Saw 3d for the WIN – I made this vid for you guys check it out if your a true saw fan. Later

  13. It would be nice if these films would end. I LOVE the Saw films, but ending it now would make it genuine. There have been a lot of film series that have been ruined because they just won’t let it go. If they make another movie after 3D, I think it would DEFINITELY ruin the whole story…

  14. No, they won’t make a sequel, even though Fisk is probably in thee right now cutting through the chains to get him out, or helping him chew his leg off.

    5 years from now, they’ll remake the 1st. That’s all.