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Five Nights at Freddy's director teases surprise franchise character in the upcoming movie

Let the fan theories commence!

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Through seven core games and various spinoffs, the Five Nights at Freddy's video game franchise has built a world full of haunted animatronics, and fans can start getting excited about the addition of one more for the franchise's film debut. During the New York Comic Con Blumhouse Blumfest panel, Five Nights At Freddy's director Emma Tammi told the audience one more reason to stay excited about the movie:

"There's one [Five Nights at Freddy's] character that we have not yet revealed in any of the teasers or trailers. So that's something to look forward to."

Based on the 2014 video game Five Nights at Freddy's, created by Scott Cawthon (who co-wrote the film screenplay), the upcoming movie teases a haunted '80s relic known as Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria (with strong Chuck-E-Cheese vibes!), where a teenager and his sister discover the singing animatronics that come alive at night with murderous intent. According to producer Jason Blum, hot off the success of 2022's M3GAN, the movie is eight years in the making, and will debut in theaters on Halloween 2023.

Trailers have revealed the presence of original animatronics Freddy Fazbear, Chica, and Bonnie, but mystery remains who else might make the cut. Fan theories already point to The Marionette, The Puppet, or Balloon Boy, with several fans speculating the reveal could come in a post-credits tease for Five Nights at Freddy 2.

Either way, fans can grab a slice of pizza and let their childhood scare them sleepless this October 31, 2023 watching Five Nights at Freddy's on the big screen.


The Five Nights at Freddy's phenomenon is lasting longer than five nights. Get up to speed, with how to stream the movie, details on the characters and lore, getting to know the FNAF animatronics, how it fits in the canon of the games, talks of sequels, how Chuck E. Cheese is responding, and even a guide to how to play all the FNAF games.

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Dave Buesing: Dave is the founder & editor-in-chief of Comic Book Herald, dedicated to helping all kinds of readers enjoy comics. He hosts Krakin' Krakoa on Youtube, and a Marvel reading club podcast called My Marvelous Year. He's written about comics for CBR, Ranker, and unsolicited text exchanges with his wife. Dave was the only kid in his elementary school wearing a homemade Nightcrawler costume for Halloween, and can be seen most evenings in Batman pajama pants.
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