We’re constantly bombarded with trailers, posters, and concept art for franchise films, but there are a few big sequels coming out that have stayed under the radar. From indie comedies to Biblical epics, let’s take a look at some of the sequels you didn’t know were being made.
The Pirates of the Caribbean films have continued to rake in money at the box office, but after five movies, their appeal among audiences and critics has been waning. The latest installment, 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales, sits at an abysmal 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. It raises the question of whether more Pirates sequels are warranted, but it looks like Disney has decided to test the waters by dusting off the franchise for at least one more outing. Ted Elliott, co-writer of the first four Pirates movies, has been tapped to help come up with a new adventure alongside Chernobyl scribe Craig Mazin.
Although this new Pirates film has been referred to as a reboot, the writers and studio reportedly haven’t yet settled on a direction for the sixth film. Among the questions still up in the air: whether or not it will include Johnny Depp’s swaggering, hard-drinking character, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Despite Captain Jack’s popularity, Johnny Depp’s Hollywood appeal has been on the decline in recent years, bringing uncertainty as to whether the studio will want to risk hanging a fresh new Pirates tale on his shoulders, or whether they’ll opt to move on to a new star. We’ll have to wait to see whether the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean is a sequel, reboot, or something in between. Until then, drink up me hearties, yo ho.
Although producer Phil Lord has said that the team behind the Jump Street movies is putting a pin in 23 Jump Street, which would mark the third outing for 21 and 22 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, the studio is moving forward with a spinoff of the comedy franchise, this time focusing on a female duo.
The first two Jump Street films followed a pair of male cops who went undercover at educational institutions in order to ferret out elusive drug suppliers. Presumably, the plot of 24 Jump Street would be much in the same vein, and would exist in the same universe as the existing Jump Street films, functioning as a continuation of the story started by officers Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko in the first movie. Keep watching the video to see all the sequels you didn’t know were being made!
Pirates of the Caribbean 6 | 0:14
24 Jump Street | 1:27
Baby Driver 2 | 2:40
Crazy Rich Asians 2 and 3 | 3:34
Star Trek 4 | 4:38
Beverly Hills Cop 4 | 5:54
Paranormal Activity 7 | 7:02
Scream 5 | 8:25
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru | 9:41
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