10 Highly Anticipated Movie Sequels That Came Way Too Late

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Everybody loves when a good movie has its sequels. You can’t get enough of the movie sequels that are worth the wait and hype they create. To pick a time of release for the sequel is the tricky part of planning, especially for those movie sequels that are highly anticipated. A good time gap between the previous segment is equally important to create a sense of excitement and anticipation for the sequels. It has to be just the right amount of time; otherwise, it might lose its spark. Here’s the list of 10 highly anticipated movie sequels that were delayed for way too long.


10. Zoolander 2 (2016): First edition of Zoolander, which came out in 2001, is a timeless classic. It somehow gathered enough to create a second version of the movie. However, after 15 years, the audience had moved on from the era of fashion, and all old jokes from the original film didn’t appeal anymore.

Zoolander 2 (2016)
Zoolander 2

9. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)- After being one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, Independence Day’s creator came up with its sequel after 20 years. But, unfortunately, the movie had no new element and had the same alien invasion once again. 

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence

8. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)- After nearly two decades, director Oliver Stone decided to reboot his original field Wall Street. But, unfortunately, with brand new actors and a more modern set that showed the 21st-century finance industry, the movie didn’t take off much. It was dissatisfying to a lot of the audience, thus never became the topic of the street.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

7. Psycho II (1983): Director Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the best horror movies with thrilling plot twists ever made to make the audience remain on the edges of their seats. Its sequel, however, went downhill after the first masterpiece; it couldn’t build up to it more even though it had the same cast. 

Psycho II (1983) movie Sequels
Psycho II

6. Finding Dory (2016): Finding Dory had a repetitive story and felt unnecessary. It didn’t have much depth and kept running around the same circle.

Finding Dory (2016) movie Sequels
Finding Dory

5. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)- After nine years, Rodriguez and Miller came back for a spin-off, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, similar to the original. It tanked at the box office and couldn’t gather much fan-following.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) movie Sequels
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

4. Tron: Legacy (2010)- After the original movie Tron, which came out 28 years earlier which was fascinating to the audience because of its sci-fi touch. The new sequel turned up to be a matrix-y version of the first film with outstanding visuals. The movie gathered a good record worldwide because of its reputation but fell down the charts very quickly.

Tron: Legacy (2010) movie Sequels
Tron: Legacy

3. Dumb And Dumber To (2014): The original movie was one of the funniest movies ever ran, which racked up quite a record. However, the sequel didn’t do that well with its outdated jokes. It felt like it was a decade-old script. 

Dumb And Dumber To (2014) movie Sequels
Dumb And Dumber To

2. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008): Some things are better left untouched. This was the case with Indiana Jones after making three superhit movies for the franchise. Nineteen years later came a spin-off which was unnecessary and left a stain on the legacy. 

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) movie Sequels
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016): The original movie was a massive success, and there was no point in making a sequel because it couldn’t possibly overtake or even match the level of success that the original one made.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) movie Sequels
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2



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