Jigsaw’s games are never over. Recently, Lionsgate announced that the Saw franchise is continuing next year with an 11th installment. Not much else is known about the upcoming movie regarding the plot or cast. However, the studio set a September 27, 2024, release date for Saw XI.
Saw X brought viewers back into the earlier days of the franchise, set between the first two Saw movies as a terminally ill John Kramer (Tobin Bell) headed to Mexico. With no other options left, Kramer opted for an experimental procedure in a last-ditch effort to cure his cancer. However, after his surgery, he learns that the operation is a scam meant to prey on those most at risk. So, upon discovering the truth, Kramer taps into his Jigsaw side — with the help of his apprentice, Amanda (Shawnee Smith) — to seek vengeance.
While we don’t know what the story will entail for Saw XI, there are a few potential options. For starters, it could continue on a similar track as Saw X, peppering in new story tangents about Kramer prior to his death in Saw III. Like Amanda, other Kramer apprentices like Hoffman may gain more screen time, if Costa Mandylor’s brief appearance in Saw X is anything to go off (or maybe it’s not. But we can dream). Additionally, should the franchise pick up from its most recent point in the timeline, Spiral: From the Book of Saw still leaves an open door for William Schenk (Max Minghella) to continue channeling Jigsaw.
Saw X was written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, who announced that they would not be back for Saw XI. Kevin Greutert directed Saw X, with Oren Koules and Mark Burg as producers. There’s no word on whether the trio will return for the next installment.
Saw X is available now on VOD and other digital platforms, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD.