Although nothing is official yet, director Tate Taylor revealed during an interview about his new movie Breaking News in Yuba County that he and long time friend/collaborator, Octavia Spencer have thought about a continuation of the popular movie, Ma.
“I don’t think we thought Ma was going to have this afterlife as this cult thing, and I think it’s worth discussing [a sequel]. I know Octavia would do it, that’s why I purposely left her death ambiguous,” said Taylor to Entertainment Weekly.
In the original movie, Ma’s death is implied when she lays in bed with her high school crush. The flames engulfed the home as teens she kidnapped and tortured escaped. No one knows if Ma dies. During the movie, viewers realize that Ma was a victim of a sexual abuse plot against her and she has not yet healed nor reconciled that trauma.
“My idea is that she’s moved to another town, and she has open houses in another city and kills people in the open house,” Taylor continued. “I think she’d be a real estate agent in the Pacific Northwest, and just murder white people looking at McMansions. That’s as far as I’ve gotten!” Ma would assume a new life. She would leave her years of being a vet tech behind her to position herself as a serial killer realtor.
Ma was first released in 2019.