No Way Out of Here: John Carpenter Teases The Thing Sequel

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It's been over forty years since John Carpenter's The Thing became a huge cult hit. Years later the film still has a massive following and is considered one of the greatest movies of all time. In 2011, it received a prequel that didn't do well at the box office. Due to poor choices in the visual effects department, the movie was lambasted by critics and viewers. It didn't stick to practical effects and was virtually ruined by terrible looking CGI, despite being a worthy follow-up in the story department. 

Now, 41 years later, Carpenter has teased a follow up to his 1982 movie, which was a remake of the classic 1951 The Thing From Another World. In recent years, Mr. Carpenter has commented that he'd like to make a  sequel but nothing has ever come of his wishes. Now, when speaking at Texas Frightmare Weekend, the director and musician once again teased that he'd like a part two to his movie. When asked about the rather ambiguous ending, he had this to say:

"I have been sworn to secrecy, okay, because there may be, I don't know if there will be, there may be a Thing 2."

Whether or not anything ever happens remains to be seen. And Carpenter has been known to comment on this potential sequel in the past. In the meantime, we'll be waiting idly by enjoying the original.