In a world full of movie sequels and reboots, it shouldn’t be surprising that Hollywood would squeeze every last dime out of a semi-popular film franchise. But sometimes the movie sequels are especially unexpected, like the following six movie sequels you probably didn’t know Hollywood was making.
The Incredibles 2. The first Incredibles film chronicled the adventures of a superhero family with powers vaguely reminiscent of the Fantastic Four. Now with a Fantastic Four reboot on the way, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that writer/director Brad Bird is working on a sequel to the Incredibles. Then again, it has been over a decade since the first movie.
Ted 2. Seth MacFarlane found surprising success on the big screen with his adult comedy in the guise of a kid’s movie, Ted. But despite the film’s moderately good reviews, fans thought of the movie as a one-off gag and never expected a sequel for the CGI teddy bear. But according to What Culture, a movie sequel to Ted is definitely on its way.
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire. A military dark comedy and drama, Jarhead followed Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a sniper in the gulf war. The unique take on Jarhead was the focus on the boredom and psychological strain of fighting overseas. However, according to Shortlist, the movie sequel Jarhead 2: Field of Fire seems to stray pretty far from that formula. Gyllenhaal is also noticeably absent from this movie sequel.
Now You See Me: The Second Act. After the first Now You See Me confused viewers with its overly twisty plot, movie-goers are likely to be baffled again to hear that a movie sequel of the magician mystery is on the way. According to Screen Rant, the Now You See Me: The Second Act movie sequel was fast-tracked by Lionsgate for a 2016 release. Most of the original cast will return for the sequel–with the addition of some big-time stars like Danielle Radcliffe and Lizzy Kaplan.
Austin Powers 4: It’s been years since the last Austin Powers movie sequel. But at least this franchise was already known for its back-to-back sequels. Mike Meyers seems to have fallen off the face of Hollywood lately, but he stunned his fans with a recent announcement of an Austin Powers sequel, according to Answers.
Zombieland 2: An unexpected movie sequel for sure, but not entirely surprising for those who saw (and loved) the first film. Zombieland left off its main characters in the middle of a zombie-ridden apocalypse with no substantial closure. So a sequel to the Zombieland story was inevitable, if a little unexpected.
Which movie sequel are you most excited to see? Or do you think any of these sequels should never be made?
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