The Forever Purge Ending Explained: What Was Meant to Be the End May Now Be a New Beginning – IGN
Warning: Full spoilers for The Forever Purge follow…
Those who’ve already watched The Forever Purge witnessed what was originally meant to be the end of the Purge saga. That is until creator James DeMonaco had an idea a few months ago on how to continue the series. Even after the total implosion of America at the finish of the film.
Need a full Purge series catch-up? We broke down the entire saga in chronological order…
The Forever Purge Movie Ending Explained
That’s right, (once again, spoilers) The Forever Purge wraps things up with all of America in flames, the entire nation having been taken over by the NFFA’s most racist and violent voting base – to the point where even the NFFA itself was battling back against these Ever After Purgers. Speaking with DeMonaco, he had this to say about the way the movie left things: “The love story was at the heart of everything. I wanted to follow this cyclical journey of these people coming from Mexico and seeking the American dream in an America that was dying. And then returning home. We flipped everything on its head and Mexico becomes the safe haven. And people are now going that way, and everything is turned upside-down. I thought that was an interesting way to take it.”
In the film, Ana de la Reguera (Army of the Dead) and Tenoch Huerta (the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) star as the Mexican couple, Adela and Juan, who flee their country only to find that things are even worse in the United States.
“Like I’ve said, I thought it was the end [of the Purge universe],” DeMonaco explained. “I thought I was painting the end of this kind of country in a way. So how do I go forward? And then I woke up one day and was like, ‘I think I figured it out.’ I can’t give it away. I wish I could, but they’d kill me.