In a recent interview with Dread Central, actor-writer Leigh Whannell started talking about what he has planned for INSIDIOUS 2. He already mentioned before that James Wan a few other characters will be returning, but until now he was being pretty tight-lipped. In the interview he finally broke down and gave us some details. He notes that the character he himself played, Specs, and his on-screen paranormal partner, Tucker (Angus Sampson) would both be returning in the sequel:
“I can say that yes, my character will be seen in Insidious 2,” said Whannell. “It may probably bum a lot of people out, though, to hear this news. It’s part of the reason I don’t even read the internet message boards anymore; there was this hatred that spewed out from fans saying ‘I hated those guys! They sucked! They ruined the movie!’ so there will probably be a lot of people out there who will be disappointed to hear that the Specs and Tucker characters will be coming back. (laughs)”
Me, I loved those two characters. They served as a much needed source of comedy relief. INSIDIOUS was a pretty intense friggin flick that didn’t have a lot of “light moments.”
What about you; did you like Specs and Tucker in INSIDIOUS?