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Becky is back, and she’s bringing the blood to a theater near you this summer. Quiver Distribution has announced that The Wrath of Becky, the sequel to 2020’s Becky, is set to debut exclusively in theaters on May 26. While the first film was released in theaters, it was hampered pretty mightily by the pandemic, so it was largely a VOD/streaming success that paved the way for the follow-up, which debuted earlier this year at SXSW.

Lulu Wilson returns this time as the titular Becky, with Seann William Scott also joining the cast as our main villain. The first film featured Paul Blart: Mall Cop star Kevin James playing against-type as a merciless convict. Similarly, Scott is known primarily for his comedy roles in films such as American Pie, so the filmmakers have kept that trend going. As for the story we will be treated to in the sequel? The official synopsis reads as follows:

“Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman – a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the ‘Noble Men’ break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones. ”

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Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott helmed the first film. Despite the fact that there was a somewhat limited theatrical component for Becky, since most theaters throughout the world were closed, it actually debuted atop the box office largely thanks to drive-in movie theaters. So the film did its part to keep the theatrical experience alive during a trying time. From a financial point of view, though, the theatrical release only brought in around $1 million, which certainly wouldn’t have been enough on its own to justify a sequel. That being the case, it apparently did big business with horror fans stuck at home looking for something to watch.

Whether or not those same fans will show up en masse when the sequel hits theaters this summer remains to be seen. For what it’s worth, Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, Bert Kreischer’s comedy The Machine, and the Gerard Butler action flick Kandahar also open on the same day. Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote directed the sequel, with the pair handling scripting duties as well. The cast also includes Denise Burse, Jill Larson, Courtney Gains, Michael Sirow, Aaron Dalla Villa, Matt Angel and Kate Siegel.

Look for The Wrath of Becky in theaters on May 26.

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