If you are like me, you love sequels. And these specific films though they may have made a lot of money, or are now considered cult classics, for some reason did not get green lit for sequels. Let's cross our fingers for sequels in the future.
Here are ten films I'd like to see sequels for today.
Lets start off with a given.
FERRIS BUELLER'S NEXT DAY OFF
Why it didnt happen: Apparently Matthew Broderick didn't think it would be a great idea. After many talks over a sequel with producer/director John Hughes, Broderick thought that the first film captured one moment in his character's life that couldn't be duplicated. Basically he thought another film would ruin the first, making it less genuine. But Hughes actually proposed a funny sequel idea that would take place in the future where Bueller would be a senior citizen in a nursing home and the title would be Ferris Return's.
Why it should happen: This film is a cult classic that has impacted generations despite it being made almost three decades ago. It would make some fans angry, I know, but I also think it would please some fans, if done the right way. So c'mon Broderick give us another, for now we'll have to enjoy this tease given to us by Honda
Talladega Nights: The Second (Last) Ballad
Why it didn't happen: Who could forget the famous line: "If ya ain't first your last," maybe that's why a sequel was never done. Will Ferrell stated in an interview in 2012 that a Talladega Nights sequel makes sense on paper, but also stated that he was more interested in a Step Brothers sequel considering it's growth since it's release.
Why it should happen: I can't be the only one that wants to see another kitchen table scene with Ricky Bobby and family, cursing and screaming at each other. This is one of many Will Ferrell films that became cult-comedy classics soon after their releases. And for good reason the film made $162 million dollars and split the sides of every person with a sense of humor that watched it. Maybe Will Ferrell will surprise us in the future. For now lets pray to baby Jesus.
Mystery Men 2
Why it didn't happen: You either love it or you hate it but, the Mystery Men starring Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria (and a surprise appearance by Dane Cook) was a childhood classic film for me. I thought it was hilarious, ahead of its time, and definitely deserving of a sequel, but it never happened.
It deservedly does not have a sequel. Even though it is now a cult classic the film failed to make its money back after its release. Essentially cancelling out any ideas of a sequel in that near future.
Why it should happen: But I think maybe, just maybe, if someone with the money *cough-cough Ben Stiller* proposed the idea of a sequel, considering its cult following now, a production company would take a chance on a low-budget sequel or reboot. For now we can hope and reminisce about Waffle Man!
Why it didn't happen: Okay I can't lie, this movie has just recently been green lit. But I'm so excited that I had to post it anyway. This automatic cult classic grossed over $100 million dollars worldwide. And became arguably one of the best zombie films of all time, if not simply for the fact that Woody Harrelson is in it.
Why it should happen: Double Tap= Double movies
The Incredible Hulk 2
Why it didn't happen: The first Hulk film starring Eric Bana was a disaster. But, the Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton wasn't half bad. Marvel fans including myself would like new Hulk, Mark Ruffalo to be given a proper stand alone hulk film of his interpretation of the green monster. But it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon as Marvel released it's Cinematic Universe timeline not too long ago from which a second hulk film was missing.
Why it should happen: I too crave another Incredible Hulk film but I think Marvel knows what it's doing. I think that Hulk might actually have a slim chance of teaming up with the guardians of the galaxy, or starting the planet hulk storyline, but Marvel won't do it until the time is right, so fellow Marvel fans I say be patient. For now I'm sure Ruffalo will get some more screen time in Age of Ultron.
I Am Legend 2
Why it didn't happen: Will Smith's character died at the end of this film but that didn't stop initial murmurs from Warner Bros, about potential sequels. And for good reason. The film made nearly $600 million dollars. None of those potential sequels ever worked out though and now Warner Bros is considering a reboot removing Will Smith altogether.
Why it should happen: $600 million dollars?! Some films barely make their budgets back and get green lit for sequels. Not to mention the fact that it was a Good movie. Will Smith's performance was excellent! Who didn't cry when he had to kill his one and only friend in the world, his dog?
I thought that the greatest idea of a sequel I heard of wasn't even that, it was a prequel film that would display how the disease began and spread across the world. As well as, show Will Smith in scientist form with his family before everything went ape shit. But doesn't sound like were going to get that now with a reboot in the works. Lets hope it's half as good as the original. Perhaps if it would have ended like this we would have a sequel by now.
Good Burger 2
Why it didn't happen: There was a book sequel titled 'Good Burger 2 Go' but for some reason Nickolodeon thought one good burger movie was enough. As we know, Kenan Thompson is now on Saturday Night Live and Kel Mitchell has continued working with Nickolodeon and other cartoon channels. So it's probably not likely they would do a sequel now. This would have been far more reasonable 10 years ago.
Why it should happen: Because 'welcome to good burger, home of the good burger, can I take your order?' that's why. This was a 90's kid, classic movie. Everyone had the old orange vhs tape somewhere in their house. And every 90's kid deep down hoped for a sequel that never happened. Hopefully it is not too late.
Why it didn't happen: Will Ferrell actually said no! In an interview in 2013 Ferrell said he wasn't interested in a sequel because of his age. Stating that he would look 'pathetic' attempting to squeeze in the elf outfit again.
Why it should happen: Christmas never gets old so how can Elf? I say throw some CGI on him and send him out there. Kids would flock to a sequel of this movie. The original made over $200 million dollars! So the money is there but the beloved main character is not. But there is good news, a broadway musical of Elf will be airing on NBC later this month to hold you Elf fans over until Will Ferrell changes his mind.
Why it didn't happen: As of 2014 there are no plans for a sequel. So it may be in development hell. The film was based off of the 1992 novel Jumper which actually has a sequel titled 'Reflex' released in 2004, so there is source material. And for the $88 million dollar budget the film did great making over $200 million dollars. So it isn't a financial matter. Maybe some one can dig it out of development hell.
Why it should happen: The film was badass and unexpected. Hayden Christensen did a suprisingly good job and Sam Jackson gave the movie a little edge. I thought it would get a sequel immediately but maybe not...
Why it didn't happen: This film actually has an IMDB page now so it is in the works. When it will start filming or when we will actually get some details from it could be later rather than sooner. The IMDB page looks a little bare on details only showing the director: Peter Berg. And showing a few cast members like Smith, Irene Bedard, and Brandon Jyrome Jones.
Why it should happen: This film kind of surprised a lot of viewers by not being the typical superhero film. The ruggedness of the title character and the dark tone of the film really resonated with audiences making them fall in love with Hancock. And left us all begging for more. Which is obviously present in the $600 million dollars the film made worldwide. But now seven years after its release some of us fans are becoming a little impatient.
Which film sequel makes the most sense?
What film sequels would you like to see?!