If you stick around for the end credits of “Pearl,” you’re treated to an interesting post-credit scene that reveals the title and setting of the third and final entry in West’s horror trilogy. A camera pans over the Hollywood Hills and settles on a sign reading “MAXXXINE” in large white letters in place of the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.
While not much else is revealed in this short post credit scene, the footage does reveal the new movie’s title, setting, and historical time frame of 1985.
Ti West has been reluctant to discuss more specific details about this upcoming horror film “MaXXXine.” But judging from its location and the themes of “Pearl” and “X,” “MaXXXine” will also certainly deal with the topic of filmmaking and fame and how these things shape individual characters.
The movie will likely also touch upon how the film industry changed in the 1980s, which marked the proliferation of home movies and the new technology that came with it, as seen in the VHS icon that appears in the beginning of the scene.
One of the few things West has revealed about the movie, though, is that — like each film in the trilogy so far — “MaXXXine” will be stylistically different from “X” and “Pearl,” which he hopes audiences warmed to and perhaps now expect after seeing “Pearl.” As West told Men’s Health, “Everyone had to adjust with ‘Pearl,’ being like, ‘Whoa, it’s really different.’ And so when you go into ‘MaXXXine,’ now you’re like, ‘I’m prepared for it potentially being really different.'”