Ethan Hawke to Reprise Chilling Role in The Black Phone Sequel - Coming 2025

News - 30 November 2023
Ethan Hawke has built a solid reputation in the film industry with several standout performances in movies like Training Day, Before Sunrise, and most recently, The Black Phone. The actor's portrayal of the sadistic killer known as 'The Grabber' in the original film was well-received by audiences and critics alike. Now, it has been confirmed that Hawke will reprise his role in the sequel.

nnIn The Black Phone, Hawke's character kidnaps a 13-year-old boy named Finney Shaw and imprisons him in a soundproof basement. Despite his predicament, Finney discovers a lifeline in the form of a telephone in the basement. This phone allows him to hear the voices of previous victims of 'The Grabber' who are determined to help him escape a similar fate.

nnThe Black Phone garnered positive reviews upon its release, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 81% and a strong performance at the box office. The success of the film has led to the production of a sequel by studio Blumhouse Productions. Many of the original cast members, including Hawke, are set to return for the second installment.

nnThe decision to bring back Hawke's character is an interesting one, considering that he meets his demise at the end of the first film. This has led to speculation that the sequel may be a prequel or that supernatural elements from the original movie could play a role in his return. Fans will have to wait until June 2025 to see how the story unfolds on the big screen.

nnOverall, The Black Phone has cemented Ethan Hawke's status as a versatile and talented actor, and fans can look forward to seeing him reprise his chilling role in the highly anticipated sequel.