Sony Pictures has set the release date for Escape Room 2 for January 7, 2022. Director Adam Robitel returns to helm the sequel that sees original stars Taylor Russell and Logan Miller return. Joining them are Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocqueral, Holland Roden, Carlito Olivero, and Indya Moore in the sequel to the surprise 2019 hit film.
Escape Room 2 was announced to be in development shortly after the first film opened to be a surprise hit. Originally slated for release on April 17, 2020, the film was pushed back to December 30, 2020, even before the COVID-19 pandemic started to shift release dates. The film was then moved back two days to January 1, 2021, where it would stay until October when Sony pushed it back to an unknown 2021 release date. Now with a 2022 release date, it will be a three-year gap between the original film and its sequel.
A January 2022 release date now makes it the first of three horror films that will open that month. The following week will see the release of Scream 5, and then on January 21, Sony Pictures will also be releasing Morbius. Looks like January 2022 could be a huge month for horror film fans!