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12 Times Hollywood Promised Us A Sequel To Famous Movies But Never Delivered

The film industry churns out sequels like a pig poops in barn. Most of the time, a sequel turns out to be absolute garbage. But these sequel projects had potential.

Salt II

The sequel was much talked about by Phillip Noyce, who directed the first movie. The first movie left the story wide open for a sequel. The new President was hinted to be a Russian mole. A lot of the KA sleeper agents were still out there and Evelyn Slat had vowed to take them all out. There was tremendous interest by the crew and the cast for another Salt movie. The project’s death is an apparent mystery.

Edge Of Tomorrow 2

Both the director and the lead actor – Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise, have expressed interest for a sequel. Rumors claim McQuarrie even went to the studio with many ideas on how Edge of Tomorrow 2 could pan out. The studio is not convinced. There’s still hope though.

Forrest Gump 2

This was not going to be a sequel but a prequel. Forrest Gump was about the life journey of Forrest Gump so there’s not much material left to explore further. Instead, the prequel movie would explore Forrest’s exploits with the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in the Eighties. It was reportedly titled Forrest Gump & Co.

Kill Bill Volume 3

Quentin Tarantino has said he would be willing to do another Kill Bill movie. But he would only do it if the forces that be allow him to cast Uma Thurman along with her real life daughter – Maya Hawke, in the film.  A Kill Bill Volume 3 project is being hinted at to be in the cards. Only time will tell.

Beetlejuice 2

The only person who ahs the power to make it happen is Tim Burton. And he has been playing coy with that idea ever since. There’s tons of ways another Beetlejuice movie could be made. Keaton has even expressed interest to return as the titular character. Winona Ryder has also agreed to return if a sequel happens. Burton though doesn’t speak a lot on this topic.

Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money

All we know that a second Spaceballs movie was in the cards. There was a working title – Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money. To be frank, we would have loved to see a second Spaceballs movie. But the project spent most of its days in development hell and was quietly killed off later.

Gladiator Part II

Gladiator was one of the most defining moments in Russell Crowe‘s career. It pushed him to international stardom. A second Gladiator movie was being planned by the Director and the idea was supported by the studio. But when the latter heard the ridiculous script for the sequel, they scrapped it immediately. It would have seen Maximus become a gladiator again and fight spirits in the afterlife.

Casablanca 2

Did Casablanca need a sequel? Most people would say no. Something that precious and unique does not need a cheap imitation. Warner Brothers was actually planning to make a sequel to the hit 1942 cult classic. The plans indicated there might be an unofficial sequel to Casablanca in the Sixties. But somehow we did not get to see it in the theaters.

Sky High 2: Save U

Sky High was a movie that many consider well ahead of its time. It came before the superhero genre had taken hold in Hollywood. And it delivered effortlessly in the entertainment section. But the movie did not profit Disney as much as the Mouse house had hoped for. The Sequel needed the original cast to return but not all of them were available. Talks of a TV Show spinoff series also fell through.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Now this was a spy movie unlike any other we had ever seen. Who knew Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill and Alicia Vikander were such a wonderful trio on screen. The first movie ended with the possibility of the three agents from different corners of the world coming together once more to save the planet from itself. But the movie never got a sequel despite such a golden chance.

Good Will Hunting II

We don’t even know what the story could have been. But hoes does the movie work without the legendary Robin Williams? A second Good Will Hunting movie was indeed in the cards when Williams was still alive. The project never came through and all hopes were lost after Robin Williams‘ demise.

World War Z2

The virus is still raging on. Humanity does have a cure now thanks to Brad Pitt’s resilience. But we still have to claim back the territories lost to the infected. World war Z was supposed to take us back to humanity’s fight with the virus. The movie was going to show us Brad Pitt as he dives deeper into the rabbit hole in his quest to save the world.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!