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Gremlins 3 Won’t Have CGI Mogwai, Confirms Original Writer

Obviously creating such strange creatures would be much easier using today’s CGI, but Columbus at least doesn’t think computer-generated is necessarily better. Indeed, much of the charm of the original movies comes from the creatures being puppets, and Columbus clearly thinks that charm should be preserved in any third Gremlins film. It’s hard to argue with this take given the massive popularity of a certain puppet character currently featured on the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. Hopefully whoever does eventually go ahead with a Gremlins 3 will take their cues from Baby Yoda (who in fact reminds a lot of people of Gizmo) and keep the creatures of Gremlins old-school.

Though there are still no solid plans for a third Gremlins movie, there has been plenty of conversation lately about the franchise making a return to screens.

Speaking recently to Collider, original Gremlins writer Chris Columbus talked about his own vision for a possible Gremlins 3, which includes sticking to old school techniques in order to realize the movie’s creatures:

“I would love to do it. I wrote a script, so there is an existing script. We’re working out some rights issues right now, so we’re just trying to figure out when the best time to make that film would be. I would still do it the same way – I would do it as tangible puppets, not CGI. Maybe having — you know we had one stop-motion scene in the first Gremlins, but I don’t think I’d use much CGI in Gremlins 3.”

Though there are still no solid plans for a third Gremlins movie, there has been plenty of conversation lately about the franchise making a return to screens. Speaking recently to Collider, original Gremlins writer Chris Columbus talked about his own vision for a possible Gremlins 3, which includes sticking to old school techniques in order to realize the movie’s creatures:

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