One wonders sometimes if originality has finally reached its peak in the movie world. Superhero/comic book based movies come out closer and closer together while movies long forgotten but highly adored are popping out sequels. Here “long forgotten” merely means not talked about as much because when someone mentions these titles, everyone remembers them. With the superhero movies (Hulk, Superman, and Spider-Man to name a few), we used to have time to forget about one version before another came out. Now we barely see one before someone else wants to reboot it or remake another one. In contrast, there are several sequels “in talks” from movies that debuted decades ago and it’s a wonder if there is a true demand for them. Three huge movies come to mind but there are several.
- Bad Boys – The first movie came out in 1995. The second debuted eight years later and now, after another ten years have passed, there are “talks” about a part 3. The original director, Michael Bay, may or may not be involved and the famous duo, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, may or may not be a part of it. It’s a wonder they would bother calling it Bad Boys 3 rather than giving it its own name and creating another movie altogether. These movies were great and made a lot of money (part 2 made $273M), but would there be much point to a sequel after all this time? If the duo were attached to the film, would people still run out to theaters in droves as they did nearly two decades ago? (source: Deadline.com)
- Jurassic Park – The next Jurassic movie (number 4) will be entitled “Jurassic World”. Jurassic Park was a huge hit when it came out twenty years ago (1993). What else can happen that would validate the necessity of yet another sequel? I suppose that question will be answered when it comes out in June 2015. The executive producer is worth mentioning. You may have heard of him before, Steven Spielberg. (source: Jurassic World Movie site)
- Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice – Should there be an understood time frame for when a sequel must be created or not at all? Beetlejuice, from 1988 (yes, twenty-five years ago!), was a one-of-a-kind movie, yet a sequel is currently “in talks”. There are a lot of questions out there about which characters will return. It sounds like Winona Ryder may return in the sequel but there is no confirmation on that. Other big names that we all loved were Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, and of course Michael Keaton as our beloved, disgusting, ghost with the most, Beetlejuice. Also “in talks” is the idea of Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton being involved in the project. The idea that there is something to talk about in that regard is quite amusing, but perhaps it’s more about pay and execution rather than whether or not they will be involved at all. (source: NY Daily News)