Yes, you heard that right, peeps. There is officially a “Dark Crystal” sequel coming soon to the big screen. The Jim Henson company is teaming up with Omnilab Media to bring the sequel from the 1982 fantasy epic, created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, also the creators of “The Muppet Show”.
The story to the sequel is set centuries later, the world has fallen into darkness once again. A mysterious girl made of fire teams with a Gelfing outcast, came to steal a shard of the legendary Crystal (the crystal seen from the first movie) to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet. Peter and Michael Spierig will direct.
Another thing to think about, will Frank Oz be involved with the film somehow? Maybe, I don’t know. The sequel sounds interesting, although I don’t agree with the sequel going on without Jim Henson himself. I’ll still go see it if the trailer is good enough.
Edit to add: Another thing to think about everyone is that since this isn’t the 80’s anymore, since the directors from the movie “Daybreakers” (the vampire movie that stars Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe) are helming the “Dark Crystal” sequel, expect them to use plenty of CGI and fancy visual effects. Will they still use puppets in the movie? Possibly…but don’t expect the puppets they used to look like back in the 80’s. They will probably make brand new puppets to make the creatures more realistic. The human characters would probably be puppets just like the original film, but all the monsters and stuff will be different. It will probably be much darker than the original. Will they bring the character Aughra back? What about Jen and Kira? I’m sure we’ll be seeing some of the characters back from the first film for the sequel as well. I hope they don’t mess this up and make it a really good one.