Tobin Bell will reprise his role as Jigsaw killer John Kramer in the upcoming Saw film, which is being produced by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. 

Bell will return as a serial killer in the Saw franchise to further terrorize his victims. The production of this film will begin later this month and the movie is scheduled to release on October 27, 2023.

The newest endeavor is being directed by Kevin Greutert. Producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules said, “What a thrill to be reuniting with Tobin”. “His performance as John Kramer is part of the magic that made this franchise a phenomenon and his character is an active part of this film.”

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The first film of the Saw franchise was directed by James Wan. The following sequels Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, and Saw V were directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, David Hackl, and Greutert respectively. 

Kramer is the main antagonist of the Saw series. He is popularly known by the name of Jigsaw in the film. He was a former civil engineer who overcame colon cancer. Jigsaw has chosen to use a series of lethal games to test other people’s will to live in order to reinforce his own. 

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The pivotal character John Kramer was slayed in the sequel Saw III, but he kept appearing in the follow-up films via flashbacks. Though the plot of the upcoming film of the franchise has not yet been revealed but the film’s production team has teased that “the return of Bell to the franchise furthers the goal of a film that captures everything Saw fans love about the franchise, while also keeping them guessing with all-new traps and a new mystery to solve”. 

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Who is Tobin Bell ?

Tobin Bell, also known as Joseph Henry Tobin Jr. was born on August 7, 1942 and is an American actor best known for playing the role of John Kramer, in the Saw movie series.

He has received two wins and five nominations for his portrayal of John Kramer and Bell is also a life member of the Actors Studio. Apart from Saw, Tobin Bell has appeared in many notable films, including The Verdict, Tootsie, Mississippi Burning and many more.