'Gremlins 3' is Happening and It Won't Be a Remake!

by Zach Seemayer 9:11 PM PST, November 27, 2015
Photo: Warner Bros.

Gremlins are coming back to terrorize and delight once again!

Adding another thing to be thankful for this holiday season, actor Zach Galligan -- star of the 1984 horror comedy classic Gremlins and its campy 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch -- revealed that the series is set to become a trilogy!

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The 51-year-old actor, who played the unwitting hero Billy Peltzer in the first two films, shared the exciting news during a Q&A after a screening of the original film in London earlier this week.

"It's not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form," Galligan said, stressing that the third film will continue where the series left off 25 years ago.

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The first Gremlins, introduced the world to Gizmo, an adorable mogwai (a.k.a. baby Gremlin), and the race of terrifying, reptilian adult gremlins bent of havoc and destruction. While it was a horror comedy, the original focused predominantly on the horror aspect of the concept.

When Gremlins 2 came out, it leaned much more towards the comedic elements during its depiction of the tiny monsters taking over New York City.

According to Galligan, this third film will be closer in tone to the beloved original, and may even include characters from the first film, although the actor admitted that nothing was yet set in stone, and he didn't even know if he'd be written in to reprise his character.

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This is the second big announcement this week for fans of comedic horror films released 1990. On Tuesday, it was reported that Kevin Bacon had signed on to star in and produce a TV reboot of his cult classic Tremors!

But for more on Gremlins, and its impact on pop-culture in the 80s, check out the video below of a look at Galligan's exclusive interview with ET for the 30th anniversary of the original film.