In 2009, Dougherty shared that he was in the early developments of writing Trick ‘r Treat 2 but no pitches have been made. The creator made it clear that fan interest and support was the driving factor behind Trick ‘r Treat obtaining a sequel. A few years later, in 2013, Dougherty and Legendary Pictures officially announced that Trick ‘r Treat 2 was happening much to the delight of fans. Unfortunately, developments stalled in the years that followed. Dougherty signed on to direct Godzilla: King of the Monsters but claimed that he hoped for Trick ‘r Treat 2 to be his next project. In 2019 Dougherty shared an update on the sequel in an interview (via Comic Book Movie), revealing the possibility of it ever happening is still up in the air.