Is Bird Box Barcelona a sequel to Bird Box? We discuss the 2023 Netflix film Bird Box Barcelona and where it falls in the series.
Who remembers Bird Box, the movie?
The film was based on a book of the same name by Josh Malerman and follows the character Malorie Hayes as she tries to protect herself and two children from creatures that have the power to cause people who look at them to self-delete.
Well, it’s now 2023, and there seems to be a bit of confusion around the release of a Netflix film called Bird Box Barcelona. People ask what it’s about and its relationship to the 2018 movie.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we know about the new production, so lift your blindfold off for a moment and take a quick peak at our article that answers the question is Bird Box Barcelona a sequel to Bird Box?
What is Bird Box Barcelona about?
The premise for this film stays true to the first outing, but the location has shifted to Barcelona. Our main protagonist is Sebastian, and he is fighting for survival and trying to protect his daughter from the invaders that have destroyed the Earth.
Like other invading creatures you know from other similarly themed films, the monsters in Bird Box have a terrifying ability.
Looking at them causes so much anxiety and terror that you self-delete, making them scarily challenging to combat.
They seem to come from the same school of thought as the things from A Quiet Place or even Doctor Who’s very own Weeping Angels, creations that sometimes feel problematic despite an intriguing premise and leave the writer stuck in a narrative cul-de-sac.
Is Bird Box Barcelona a spin-off, sequel, or prequel to Bird Box?
The film is more of a spin-off from the first film, with the world of Bird Box being used as a backdrop for different characters to interact within.
The film is a Spanish production, and from the credits, we can see that the book’s author, Josh Malerman, is on board as an executive producer.
This will help the film keep the tone of the original and will ensure that the world-building is kept on track.
Is Sandra Bullock in Bird Box Barcelona?
Sandra Bullock is not in Bird Box Barcelona. The film is set in Spain, so it would be unlikely for her character to appear.
Perhaps in the future, there will be an opportunity for her to cameo in a future spin-off, but that is sheer speculation as there is nothing so far to indicate that there will be any more Bird Box films. However, I hear they have been talking about a TV series spin-off, but that is just speculation.