Will There Be a Bird Box Sequel? Here Are 4 Ways the Story Could Continue
Warning: Spoilers for the ending of Bird Box ahead!
Netflix's latest star-studded, big-budget film, Bird Box has finally arrived, igniting plenty of new mysteries for audiences to theorize about.
The dystopian thriller is based on Josh Malerman's novel of the same name, and stars Sandra Bullock as Malorie, a pregnant woman trapped in a sprawling California home with a handful of other survivors in the midst postapocalyptic event that's wiped out most of the rest of the earth's population. A mysterious, invisible entity descends upon the world one day, causing people to commit suicide in grisly fashion once seen. Over the course of the hour-and-change that Malorie fights for her life as well as the lives of her two young children, we hear the monster, see the effects of the monster's destruction, and all the ways survivors are forced to cope with their horrifying new reality. But the monster, whatever it is, remains invisible to the naked eye.
About halfway through the film, a new threat emerges: homicidal people who are driven crazy by the evil entity are somehow able to avoid its suicidal urges, and in turn dedicate their lives to forcing other, unaffected survivors to "look." Malorie realises her only option is to make a perilous three-day journey down a treacherous river to a rumoured safe haven. Of course, to do so, she and her two nameless kids have to stay blindfolded the entire time. Not exactly a chill tubing trip, you know?
Fortunately Malorie is able to complete the journey with both children in tact, ending up at a former school for the blind where many people have taken refuge from the invisible monsters lurking outside. The story wraps up with Malorie finally accepting her maternal instincts, bestowing names upon the boy and girl — Olympia and Tom — and presumably living happily ever after. But does the happy ending open the door for a sequel?
Since Bird Box has only just come out, Netflix has remained mum on the topic of a sequel, at least so far. The book upon which the film is based also doesn't have a sequel — Malerman instead followed up Bird Box with an unrelated novel, Black Mad Wheel, about a malevolent sound plaguing the human race. In case you want a sequel to Bird Box as bad as we do, we went ahead and dreamed up three ways the story can continue, ahead.