Released 2019, horror movie Ma turned out to be one of the most bizarre studio films in years. Despite its lukewarm critical reception, Ma has amassed a devoted following, leading writer and director Tate Taylor to come up with ideas for a potential Ma 2, with the idea of reviving the title character and her nefarious ways in a brand new environment.
Can you believe how much Ma lives on? Isn’t that just crazy? I don’t think we thought Ma would have this afterlife as a cult thing, and I think it’s worth discussing. [a sequel]. I know Octavia would, that’s why I left her dead ambiguous on purpose! My idea is that she moved to another city, and she has open houses in another city and kills people in the open house. “
It sounds like Tate Taylor is confident how Ma’s evil deeds would have evolved for a sequel, with the director further explaining the details of Ma’s career switch from veterinary technician to murderous broker.
“I think she would be a real estate agent in the Pacific Northwest, and just kill white people who look at McMansions. That’s as far as I know! ‘
Starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann “Ma” Ellington, a lonely middle-aged woman who turns out to be a lot more psychopathic than she looks (the haircut was a dead giveaway in retrospect), Ma follows a group of teens who become friends with Sue Ann. She decides to have the group throw a party in the basement of her house, but things start to get weird when Mom establishes some ground rules: One of the kids should stay sober, don’t swear, never go upstairs and always call her ” ma “. As Ma’s hospitality quickly turns to obsession, what started as a teenage dream turns into a terrifying nightmare, and Ma’s house moves from the best place in town to the worst place on Earth.
Produced, co-written, and directed by Tate Taylor, Ma stars Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis and Luke Evans alongside Spencer. The film was a commercial success, grossing $ 61.1 million against its $ 5 million budget. Critically, however, Ma received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Spencer’s central performance for improving the material, but criticized the pace of the film and not fully exploiting its premise. Something Taylor could correct if a sequel ever comes out.
At first the idea was for Ma came as a result of Taylor’s desire to make a movie about “something f *** ed up”, with the sequel sounding like it probably came from that same dark place lurking in the recesses of his mind. Spencer, meanwhile, decided to subscribe to the first film because it gave her the opportunity to undermine a well-known horror trope. “There are archetypes where people just want to see me,” she added Ma’s release. So I had to change that for myself [and] the next young woman of color to play any role. “
Ma ends with Sue Ann hugging a corpse while her house burns down around her, so she brings her back in front Ma 2 can turn out to be a bit difficult. But if people like Michael Myers can return from certain death over and over again, why not Ma? This is from Entertainment Weekly.