Prior to its premiere in theaters next year, Insidious 5 has begun filming, and some intriguing individuals have joined the cast.
In October 2020, the fifth film was formally announced, and Patrick Wilson, the star of the sequel, will make his directorial debut. The script was written by Scott Teems, who also contributed to Halloween Kills, and is based on a narrative by Teems and Leigh Whannell, who also co-created the franchise.
With the third and fourth films taking viewers back in time, Insidious 5 will reunite the Lambert family with their uncanny encounters from the first two films.
Some people might be surprised to learn that there will be a fifth Insidious film given that the fourth film, Insidious: The Last Key, had the lowest ratings of the entire series. However, with $168 million in worldwide sales, that film also ended up being the series’ highest-grossing film.
Even while it might not seem like much, the fourth movie reportedly only cost $10 million to make. A fifth film seems inevitable given that the series’ overall global box office receipts have exceeded $540 million on a stated overall budget of just over $25 million.
What can we anticipate from Insidious 5, though? Here is all the information you require.
Insidious 5 release date: When can we expect Insidious 5?
Assuming there are no timetable changes, Insidious 5 will open in theaters on July 7, 2023.
As previously reported, filming for the movie began in August 2022, so let’s hope there won’t be any delays.
Insidious 5 cast: Who’s coming back for Insidious 5?
As Josh, Renai, and Dalton Lambert, respectively, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins will all return, but that is all we currently know about definite returns.
We anticipate Lin Shaye, who has played Elise Rainier throughout the series despite dying in the first film, to return as Elise’s ghost along with Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, who play Elise’s coworkers Specs and Tucker.
Shaye expressed her desire to return in September 2020, prior to the announcement of Insidious 5. She told ComingSoon.net, “I’m good with everything, if we come back, I’m in The Further this time, so that will be different.
“As a character and in the plot, I thought it was a really lovely arc. Now that I have it in my mind, I wish there were another.”
Although it’s not yet known if Barbara Hershey will return to play Lorraine, Josh’s mother, in the upcoming film, three newcomers have been confirmed: Succession actor Hiam Abbass, Sinclair Daniel, and Peter Dager.
Yet to be determined is who they will portray.
Insidious 5 plot: What will Insidious 5 be about?
We received our first official synopsis for Insidious 5 along with the news that work had begun:
“Ten years after the events of Insidious 2, Josh Lambert travels to the east to drop off his son Dalton at a picture-perfect university wrapped in ivy. But when his long-repressed memories unexpectedly resurface to stalk them both, Dalton’s ambition of attending college turns into a nightmare.”
Wilson did give some hints about what we may anticipate and how the fifth film relates to the events of the first two films while discussing why he chose to make Insidious 5 his directorial debut.
When you consider the lore of Insidious and this family, in particular Ty and I, [with] our characters being hypnotized, what does that do to a family after 10 years?, we rarely get the chance to return, he said.
“What does seeing Dalton attend college accomplish? observing a young man go college, experiencing all the novel things while attempting to fit in yet feeling like an outsider. He has the capacity to travel and project astral energy but is unaware of this power.
“Are we still under hypnosis after all this time? Is that trance still present? How does that affect the way you live? What impact does that have on your union? What impact does that have on a father-son relationship, then?”
In case you forgot, Josh and Dalton let their memories to be suppressed once more at the end of Chapter 2 so they would forget everything about The Further and the demons it contains, such as the Bride in Black and Lipstick-Face Demon.
We’ll have to wait and see what convinces Josh and/or Dalton to return to the spirit world because we can’t imagine it being an Insidious movie without a trip into The Further.
Insidious 5 trailer: Any Insidious 5 footage yet?
Insidious 5 has begun filming, but we won’t see any new footage for a time. Given that it’s a Blumhouse release, it’s possible that we’ll see a trailer for Halloween Ends in October 2022, but for the time being, it’s just a hunch.
The movie Insidious 5 debuts in theaters on July 7, 2023.