I saw the announcement for the sequel on FB about an hour or so after I has posted orig in the thread.
Hansel & Gretel sequel
in development official announcement.
On the day that the film surpassed the $200 million worldwide box office mark, Paramount has confirmed that a sequel is in development.
Whether you take this as good news or horrifying will largely depend on if you felt the original film did or did not accomplish the goals it set out with. Fans hoping for a well-plotted, Tarantino-esque action flick that didn’t bother with romantic subplots or having a ‘message’ were likely disappointed (read our review), but those hoping for little more than a chance to see some witches get slaughtered and Jeremy Renner doing his best leading-man act may have gotten enough to keep them happy.