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5/6/08

Movie Sequels I Am Itching to See

Sequels of hits invariably do well in the box office, often better than the first movie. As the term presumes, it usually means a story happening after the first one.

Not so, of course, with the Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings came later, but the movies were first. That's a prequel.

Sometimes, the sequel is less of 'later' or 'before' and more of 'also', meaning it follows another storyline, but standalone from the original. Either way, below are movies I want to see.

Incredibles 2 (never going to happen)
Iron Man 2 (scheduled) (Iron Man review)
Iron Man 3 (likely)
Iron Man 4 (in my dreams)
Spiderman 4 (scheduled)
Spiderman 5 (no idea)
Spiderman 6 (no idea)
The Hobbit (scheduled)

Narnia - Sequels to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (scheduled)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (scheduled)
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle

I loved Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6), but think Sylvester Stallone is done with the series. Great finish.

Ambivalent about the Batman series. Heath Ledger is overrated, so I am expecting that as the Joker, he's all makeup, and entirely replaceable. Anyone who died as young as he did is a tragedy, but, as far as Hollywood talent goes, he will not be missed.

Indiana Jones 4 (scheduled)
Indiana Jones 5 (in my dreams)
Monsters, Inc. 2
Superman Returns Sequel (Untitled)
Wallace & Gromit 2 (I'll watch these all day long)

X-Men 4? Maybe, but X-Men 3 was awful as far as story goes. The actors got in the way. What helped Iron Man be as strong as it is was that Robert Downey Jr, though a star, became Tony Stark. He wasn't just a famous actor playing Tony Stark, but, instead, owned the character. Should Marvel Studios need to replace him, they will have trouble.

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