‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Sequel Sets December 2025 Release, ‘M3GAN 2.0’ Shifts One Month

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 has received an official release date in theaters — Dec. 5, 2025.

The move was among a handful of key additions and changes Universal and prolific partner Blumhouse made to their 2025 theatrical calendar, including pushing back the release of M3GAN 2.0 by a month, from May 16 to June 27.

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Previously, The Black Phone 2 was set to open on June 27, 2025. It will now go out months later on Oct. 17, 2025.

The Five Nights at Freddy’s sequel wasn’t the only pic getting a release date for the first time.

Blumhouse’s original horror-thriller The Woman in the Yard will open on March 28 of next year, followed quickly by Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse’s thriller Drop on April 22.

The sequel to Five Nights at Freddy‘s was announced at CinemaCon in April, minus a release date. The first film was a surprise sensation that weathered poor reviews and a day-and-date release on Peacock to land Blumhouse‘s top opening of all time with $78 million, not adjusted for inflation. It was also the biggest horror title of the year, grossing nearly a million worldwide.

Emma Tammi is returning to direct the sequel. The budding film franchise is based on the video game created by Scott Cawthon, who is a producer alongside Jason Blum.

The horror genre has come under scrutiny after a number of films underwhelmed at the box office, including Bumhouse’s Exorcist reboot last year. Most box office observers, however, aren’t yet convinced there is a fundamental problem, and Blumhouse and Universal would seem to agree based on their crowded slate.

More to come.

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