Leading a box office global phenomenon results in a whole lot of opportunities. Studios love hiring people who have already shown they can bring home the big bucks with a critical darling. But when you do that for the world’s most popular cinematic universe, with a movie that combines three different big screen series, you can basically do whatever you want next. And Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts has decided he wants to use his massive success to resurrect the Final Destination franchise. Yes, Final Destination is heading back to screens with a sixth entry titled Final Destination: Bloodlines. And it looks like it will be released in 2025.

The five main characters in a poster for Final Destination
Warner Bros.

In 2022, Variety reported that No Way Home‘s director would revive the horror franchise that made Death itself the most dangerous villain. And Watts will indeed produce New Line Cinema’s next installment of the franchise, Final Destination 6, now known as Final Destination Bloodlines. Watts’ partner and wife Dianne McGunigle will also serve as a producer on the film. As will Final Destination alums Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor. The script will come from Wicked Wicked Games‘ Lori Evans Taylor and Scream‘s Guy Busick. Variety says they will work from a treatment written by Watts, who says he and his wife are “massive fans” of the franchise.

Most recently, we learned the filming has actually begun on Final Destination: Bloodlines, and the movie even has a release date window. According to Bloody Disgusting, producer Perry shared:

After a long, hard slog through the pandemic and the strikes, Day One is finally in the can. 2025 will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of the first installment in the franchise. To honor the occasion with another worldwide theatrical release (in IMAX, no less) is a rare and wonderful thing. See you next year!

PS: I know, I know — Pet Sematary: Bloodlines. But this is the title we’ve had for three years, and we’re keeping it… for now.”

While 2011’s Final Destination 5 served as perfect end point for the franchise, fans know you can’t keep Death at bay forever. (Or even for an entire film.) What you can do though is send Death to HBO Max. That’s where the new installment will debut.

There’s no information about the film’s plot, but Bloodlines does give us a hint. Regardless of whether this s a reboot or a continuation though, we feel there is no excuse not to bring back Tony Todd. You hear us, New Line Cinema? No excuse! Fill out the blank check right now and mail it to him today.

Wait, what are we worried about? Jon Watts can do anything he wants right now. And if he loves Final Destination enough to resurrect it, he’ll want to bring back Tony Todd too.

Originally published on January 11, 2022.