“Happy Death Day 2U” certainly still has its roots in horror, but its ambitions expanded far beyond that into full-on science fiction comedy. The rules of time travel are as important as the kills themselves, which is a big reason as to why I was able to lock in with the film. Christopher Landon recently told The Wrap about his plan for what the third “Happy Death Day” film would have been — and still hopes to be, if the opportunity presents itself — and it would have taken the world of the franchise to an even more delightfully bonkers place:

“The third movie was going to be an epic apocalyptic adventure with still elements of horror. That was not getting left behind. But yeah, we were going to change gears again and it was going to be bigger […] I think that was probably also what held us back a touch because the concept for the third movie is a bigger, much bigger movie.”

In the years since “Happy Death 2U,” horror has only continued to show its might at the box office to a greater degree. It is one of the few genres audiences will continue to head to the theaters for, and if people will show up for wacky sci-fi premises like “Everything Everywhere All at Once” too, I could definitely see a world where Universal and Blumhouse decide to go ahead with this film that melds those two elements, despite the box office dip of “Happy Death Day 2U.” I know I desperately want to see it.