Actor Tobin Bell confirmed at ShoWest last week that he will be reprising his role in the next two installments of the Saw franchise.
Spoilers follow below.
The actor told ComingSoon.net that is is unsure how his character will be used in the future installments (Jigsaw was assumed to have died in the last installment):
“It’s difficult for me to comment on something I haven’t read so I don’t know what they’re going to do or how they’re going to do it. Hollywood’s amazing; they come up with all kinds of ways to accomplish things. If I knew I’d tell you, but I don’t. In some ways, it’s a blessing.”
Though co-Producer Oren Koules said Bell has been slipped a couple of hints:
“Tobin knows some clues and what to tell the fans is that there are three or four scenes in ‘Saw III’ that seem very innocuous and benign but when you see ‘Saw IV’ and they flash back to those, they have a whole different meaning. We shot scenes for ‘Saw III’, knowing they’d be in ‘IV.’ We knew what we wanted to do for ‘IV’ so we actually shot scenes for ‘III’ but tried to make them very innocent scenes that didn’t really make sense, but when it comes back, it’s a huge part about ‘Saw IV.'”
Saw IV begins filming in April for a Halloween release date of October 26th.