It’s no secret that Hollywood is obsessed with sequels. But more often than not, the sequels with the most anticipation get lost in the stages of development and remain a rumor amongst fans, thanks to leaked scripts and the optimism of the cast of the original film. Just think about how many times we’ve discussed Zoolander 2 and Ghostbusters 3. It seems like every year is the year these movies are actually going to be made. And we’ve been saying that for about five years now.
Sometimes, though, the opposite is true, where films get the sequel treatment without any sort of interest or reasoning. Either the studios are trying to capitalize on the success of the first film, when everyone knows it won’t match up, or they’re just bored and can’t think of anything original. Or maybe they don’t want to risk it with another dumb idea like Movie 43. If that’s the case, we don’t blame them.
But regardless of their intention, here are 8 Surprising Movie Sequels That Are Actually Happening: