A movie is a time-bound project. Including almost everything about the storyline in one single movie can be difficult at times. Hence, the makers go for making sequels and trilogies. However, sequels and trilogies do not always work for all movies. Some movies’ sequels and trilogies do not garner satisfactory love from the audience and returns on investment. Hence, they drop the idea of going further. For years, there have been movies that managed to reach the sequel but couldn’t go further to complete the trilogy. So, here’s a list of those movies that will probably never get to complete the trilogy. Check it out!
1. The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man movies have seen a lot of ups and downs over the years. Earlier the character was played by Tobey Maguire. Later, after almost 5 years, Sony rebooted the entire franchise and introduced Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-Man. He was received as the most comic-accurate Spider-Man in terms of many aspects. However, the second outing of Andrew Garfield received extremely bad reviews and Sony decided to just cancel all the plans with the franchise. Now we see Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man in MCU. We do not think we’ll ever get to see Andrew Garfield as the Spider-Man ever again!
The Crank movies are a bit silly, to be honest. They are about Jason Statham, the protagonist, being injected with a drug that will slowly kill him IF he keeps his adrenaline rush high. So, to keep it right he tries out various ways. For instance, he deliberately gets into fights, car chases, and even public sex. Yes, that’s a real scene in the movie. A sequel to it was released. Statham’s performance was appreciated, but overall critics found the film to be visually unappealing and full of unnecessary violence. They did reveal that the third installment was being discussed, but all those expensive fight scenes couldn’t be afforded. So, we don’t think we’ll get to see the third one!
3. Kill Bill
Originally, Quentin Tarantino wanted to make Kill Bill as one single movie. He was never up for an original and sequel. However, the movie studio convinced him that nobody would want to sit for 4 hours straight. Hence, he divided the movie into two. The sequel pretty much solved the purpose. However, Quentin did hint at a possible Kill Bill 3 but seems to be more focused on other projects.
Kick-Ass is an adaptation of a Marvel Comic by the same name. The first installment was a hit surprisingly. So, the makers went ahead with a sequel. However, the sequel didn’t receive much love from the audience. There were rumors about a third installment, but majorly the original actors do not want to reprise their roles. And, the makers did mention that Kick-Ass 3 won’t happen any time sooner.
5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
This movie was an adaptation of novels of the same name, but it was a trilogy of novels. We all thought the movie would be made in a trilogy. However, it didn’t even get a sequel. There are many reasons behind it. One is that the lead actor asked for a hefty rise in a paycheck that wasn’t approved by Sony. Second was the script underwent so many changes that it stopped resembling the novel. But it would’ve been awesome to see it turn into a trilogy since the first one was hit.