Fans Are Still Upset About How Devon Sawa Got Killed Off Offscreen In The Final Destination Movies. He Opens Up About Why It Happened

Before dying every season on Chucky, Devon Sawa met a fictional demise in another series. I’m talking about Final Destination, the fan-favorite horror franchise that the actor played an instrumental role in launching. Unlike many of his co-stars from the first film, the Casper actor survived the series of elaborate onscreen deaths. However, in a disappointing turn for fans (including myself), his character met an anticlimactic offscreen demise by a brick in the sequel. Now, the Idle Hands actor is finally opening up about why he did not return for the sequel, a choice that led to his character’s death.

Final Destination may not top the list of the best films from the 2000s, but it has cultivated a solid following thanks to its creatively staged death sequences. The franchise has since spawned four follow-ups, with another FD sequel currently in development. Although logically, Devon Sawa’s character, Alex Browning, should have returned for the first sequel, series creator Jeffrey Reddick revealed that initially, bigger plans were in order for Alex that ultimately were not pursued. In an exclusive interview with, Sawa finally addressed why he didn’t return to the franchise:

It just didn’t work out. I wasn’t in…I just wasn’t really capable of working. Then I took some time out of the business. My agents talked to the producers. They ended up discussing going a different way. Maybe I thought I’d come back for the third, but then I never… it just didn’t work out. There was no hard feelings with anybody. I’ve seen every single movie since I went to a couple of the premieres. They’re great films. I’m very happy for them. Teo, who played my son in the first season of Chucky, is actually going to be one of the leads in the newest one, and I can’t wait to see him. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy. I think he’s a super talented young fellow, so yeah, I love those films.

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