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Frank Grillo Not Returning to The Purge Franchise Anytime Soon?

Frank Grillo - The Purge

New has recently hit the web suggesting that Frank Grillo may not be returning to the Purge cinematic (or televised) universe anytime soon. In an interview with Collider, Grillo suggested that ship may have sailed. “It is what it is, but it’s great. It’s fun,” Grillo told the outlet. After Anarchy, Universal called me and said, ‘You’ve got a franchise. We’re gonna continue with this, if you wanna do this.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is great!’ And so, when Election Year was even more successful, they were like, ‘Let’s keep doing this!’ I was like, ‘Maybe. I think I might be done, but you should keep doing it!’ But, I love it! [James] DeMonaco, who wrote and directed all of them, reminds me a lot of (Kingdom showrunner) Byron [Balasco], in the sense that he so understands the world he’s created that you just follow him. For an actor, that’s fun.”

Time will tell if Grillo is actually hell bent on not returning to the upcoming television series or future sequels or if he is just attempting to subvert expectations. We will keep you apprised as we learn more.

James DeMonaco wrote and directed the first three installments in the series. The second and third films both feature Grillo in a starring role.

The films in The Purge franchise take place in a future where one night a year, all crime is legal. Anyone not lucky enough to be secured behind double reinforced steel doors with a state-of-the-art alarm system and bulletproof glass has the potential for a very bad night. In this latest installmenta senator running for President on the platform of ending The Purge is targeted by a group of assassins intent upon putting an end to her rise to power.  
The Purge: Election Year will be hitting theaters Nationwide July 1, 2016. Stay tuned for our review, later this month. And be sure to let us know your thoughts on this new set of images in the comments section below!
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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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