The internet is losing its mind because there may be a sequel to Labyrinth in the works.
It all started with this line buried in a Variety article about Billy Crystal joining The Jim Henson Company’s Which Witch:
It’s also working on a quartet of legacy titles in the Henson library — a “Fraggle Rock” movie that’s been in development at New Regency; a sequel to 1982’s “The Dark Crystal”; a sequel to 1986’s “Labyrinth”; and a movie based on the Emmet Otter character.
Sequels to Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal? I admit, it’s definitely exciting to think about, but we don’t know how “developed” they are of if we’ll be seeing them any time in the near future. In fact, Entertainment Weekly claims that their sources can confirm a Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock sequel, but that nothing is on the horizon for Labyrinth.
If they do make a Labyrinth sequel, I hope they work in that fascinating fan theory from a while back. Some sort of Jareth focus story would be awesome. And I would totally be down for a Dark Crystal sequel just for more Fizzgig.
Besides, the world can always use a little dance, magic, dance.