20 Movie Sequels in the Works

Bethany Quinn | Jul 3, 2019 Movies
20 Movie Sequels in the Works

John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place
Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures

Hollywood just loves a good sequel! It seems like every new movie slated to be released this year has had an installment (or two) come before. It only makes sense that producers and studios are banking on the success of a built-in fan base. Toy Story 4 is bound to be a success as well as the other Disney live-action reboots that are in the works, plus it might seem ridiculous to some that there have been eight (yes, eight) Fast and the Furious films -- but not us!

There are tons of movie sequels in the works. While some have straight-up bombed, others have seen massive success. Even those that critics slammed can rake in a pretty penny at the box office, with some movie failures going on to become amazing cult classics fans now love.

(Never underestimate that power of a true franchise fan!)

While some of these films are just in the beginning stages, many look like they will indeed see the big screen. Others, sadly, might just be talk, although we can certainly keep hope alive for a follow up, it might be all in vain.

Here are 20 movie sequels in the works.

  • 'The Accountant'

    1

    After the first filmed pulled in a whopping $155.1 million on a $44 million budget, producers were anxious to get a sequel in the works. Ben Affleck, who got rave reviews for his performance, is also more than open to a sequel. "Yeah, I hope so. I would love to," he said when asked about the possibility of a follow-up.

    "We've talked about kicking some ideas around, this last movie we just did. We talked to the studio and they seemed interested, and they kind of brought it up so, we're looking to do that. I think it would be fun. I love Gavin, I love the movie I just did with him. I had a great experience and I love the character in The Accountant. I'd certainly be open to it."

  • 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    2

    Edge of Tomorrow got rave reviews from critics, although it performed quite poorly at the box office. In the years since, it has become somewhat of a cult classic which has prompted the idea for a sequel. "First of all the story is so amazing -- much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film -- and second of all, it's a sequel that's a prequel," director Doug Liman told reporters.

    No release date has been announced.

  • 'District 9'

    3

    Fans have been chomping at the bit for a sequel to District 9, the breakout hit of 2009. But 10 years later, it still hasn't been made. Director Neill Blomkamp has blamed his busy schedule but also expressed his desire to make a sequel and even has some ideas of how he would do it. "With District 9, I plan on making another film in that world. To go back and work with WETA, and make the film would be cool, but anything that pre-exists like that may not be the best fit for whatever we're trying here," he told Screen Rant.

  • 'Master and Commander'

    4

    Russell Crowe made his desire to film a sequel to this award winning film, known when he tweeted, "For the Aubrey-Maturin lovers, I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility. So O'Brian affectionates and aficionados, let 20th Fox know of your pleasure." There have been discussions of a possible sequel since, although nothing has been confirmed.

  • 'Den of Thieves'

    5

    Deadline confirmed a sequel to this film starring Gerard Butler and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson was officially in the works back in 2018. This time the thieves take Europe and plan a crazy diamond heist!

  • 'Die Hard'

    6

    Fans of the Die Hard films will be delighted to know that McClane is a prequel to the original and will give us a glimpse into the character's life as a young man. It's reported that Bruce Willis will make a small appearance. "Part of what McClane is is to get to know the mythology before the movies started," producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura said. "So that's where we're going to meet characters that we may know from before."

  • 'Bright'

    7

    While this film was an audience favorite, it was panned by critics -- but producers decided to make a sequel nonetheless. Collider reports that the sequel will be written and directed by David Ayer, who directed the first film and that Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to return!

  • 'Call Me By Your Name'

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    Timothée Chalamet broke our hearts in Call Me by Your Name, and after winning praises by critics -- and an Oscar for best adapted screenplay -- it's been reported the a sequel is in the works. Star Armie Hammer gave a bit of insight into the next film. "So chronologically in the story line, it doesn't happen right after the first one," he said at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. "There is a gap. So Luca wants to wait so that we age a bit more so that gap makes sense, kind of like a Linklater thing."

  • 'Gladiator'

    9

    Back in November 2018, it was announced that a Gladiator 2 is in the works. It will take place about 20 to 30 years after the original and center around Lucius, on of Connie Nielsen’s character Lucilla from the first film. While there won't be an appearance from Russell Crow (he died in the first film), it is reported his presence will very much be felt.

  • 'World War Z'

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    While the details of the sequel to this zombie apocalypse film are a bit unclear, we can expect to see the return of Brad Pitt in the role of Gerry Lane. David Fincher is also expected to direct. "A lot of stones have been laid," she told reporters. "We're just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go."

  • 'Brightburn'

    11

    This film showed us what would happen if Superman used his powers for evil instead of good. And as one can imagine, it was quite gruesome and scary. The Brightburn sequel will explore the idea of other DC comic book heroes gone bad. Think, evil Wonder Woman, and evil Aquaman.

    The possibilities are endless!

  • 'Detective Pikachu'

    12

    While this sequel is still in the early stages, we can expect all the main characters to reprise their roles. ComicBook.com reports that the sequel was being discussed almost immediately following the first film's release.

  • 'Alien Covenant'

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    Ridley Scott is reportedly gearing up to direct the latest installment of the Alien franchise. This new film would be the third prequel in the film's series, and Scott himself insisted that these new movies will take a much different approach than the ones of the past, telling The Hollywood Reporter he wanted to "go on, leave that behind, and see where it can evolve."

  • 'Black Panther'

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    "[I have] nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that," Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly. "One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two."

    While not much else has been revealed, we have to admit, we super pumped about this!

  • 'Mean Girls'

    15

    Lindsay Lohan is on board! "If anyone has asked for this more than I have, please tell me," she told Variety about a potential sequel. "I've said it so many times, and so many people have asked me, and I think we'd have so much fun doing it."

    We wholeheartedly agree!

    Someone just needs to convince Tina Fey!

  • 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'

    16

    This sweet film starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo is coming back, Netflix officially announced. Both the aforementioned stars will be reprising their roles in the sequel, although several other roles have been recast and the film will be getting a new director. It's expected to be released in 2020!

  • '9 to 5'

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    Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in publicity portrait for the film 'Nine To Five', 1980
    20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

    Jane Fonda confirmed that a sequel to this 1980 film is indeed in the works. "My role is as an executive producer, and I'm working with the writers, with Lily [Tomlin], and talking to the writers," Fonda told reporters at a Television Critics Association. "Right now, Dolly [Parton], Lily and I are all intending to be in it."

    To say we are excited about this would be a gross understatement!

  • 'Jay and Silent Bob'

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    Creator Kevin Smith confirmed the good news tweeting, "Spent the first day of 2019 having a #JayAndSilentBobReboot pre-pre-production meeting at our holiday-roomy @WeWork office!" As of now the film is titled, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, although other details have yet to be revealed.

  • 'Mary Poppins Returns'

    19

    After rave reviews and tremendous box office success, it makes sense that director Rob Marshall would be down for a sequel of this reboot. "It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there's a lot of great material still to mine," he told The Sun. "That's what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know..."

    We can't wait to see Emily Blunt reprise this role!

  • 'A Quiet Place'

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    Speaking of Emily Blunt, it looks like A Quiet Place sequel is definitely in the works! While details about the project are pretty scarce, it looks like we might get to learn more about the monsters and how others fared trying to survive them.

    "The thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain," John Krasinski told Deadline about the premise of the Quiet Place sequel. "You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it. The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I'm curious to see what that looks like from another perspective."

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