There’s plenty of breaking movie news, updates and information being leaked or announced everyday. The most common pieces of movie news lately are the announcements that original movies will be getting their own sequels. Below we have listed all the news you need to know on incoming sequels to some of your favourite (and least favourite) movies.
Avatar was released in 2009, we haven’t had a sequel in 10 years. James Cameron has reportedly been busy developing 4 new Avatar movies, all with different stories while expanding on the characters we know and love from the original movie. With nearly a decade since Avatar was released, it has been confirmed last month that the second and third movies have finished production. Meaning they are very much on their way and we shouldn’t have too long to wait now. We get bits of information here and there, including the confirmation that the sequel will include an 8 year time jump as we see Jake and Neytiri have an 8 year old daughter. The official release date for Avatar 2 is December 18, 2020. Don’t be surprised if that changes.
Edge of Tomorrow 2
The first Edge of Tomorrow (2014) movie surprisingly performed really well at the Box Office despite some issues during development and many doubts of it’s success. It has been announced that a second movie is going forward with Matthew Robinson set to write. The original director: Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are all expected to return if they’re happy with the script.
After the flops of Batman v Superman and Justice League, things needed changing. So Aquaman (2018) was released and made over a billion dollars worldwide, while it’s far from perfect it’s definitely the right step forward for the DCEU. A sequel is obviously on the way, and all we really know is that it’s set to release December 16th 2022 and the original director James Wan has confirmed he will return. The original cast are expected to also reprise their roles.
Suicide Squad 2
James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 was fired from Disney for some inappropriate tweets from his past. Warner Bro’s ended up signing him on, giving him the choice to direct a film for the DCEU. While he had the choice of Superman, he chose to reboot The Suicide Squad. So with James Gunn behind the wheel, filming will begin in September but without Will Smith as Deadshot. This was said to be due to scheduling issues that were not working out. After the failure that was the original Suicide Squad movie, there’s hope James Gunn can do it justice.
A Quiet Place 2
The Sci-fi/Horror film was John Krasinski’s (The Office US) first rodeo as a director of a big budget title, the movie was received very well so it makes sense a sequel is on the way. (Read our Honest Review here) John Krasinski first stated he would not write/direct a second A Quiet Place movie but would offer any help if needed. Krasinski obviously couldn’t stay away from his ‘A Quiet Place’ baby as he eventually agreed to write and direct. The original cast, including Emily Blunt are expected to return despite the second movie being described as a ‘widening of the world’ instead of just a continuation of the original story. The sequel has been given a May 15th 2020 release date.
The Greatest Showman 2
The Greatest Showman performed brilliantly at the box office, sat well with critics and audiences alike and long story short: made buckets full of money, and still does. It’s no surprise that a second instalment to the very popular musical is in early development. Michael Gracy who directed the original has recently confirmed that he is working with Hugh Jackman himself on developing the movie.
Puss in Boots 2
DreamWorks Animation confirmed that the Shrek spin-off movie will also be getting a second instalment, describing it as almost a reboot. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’ Bob Persichetti has signed to direct the movie. There’s not much more news on this one, other than the fact it’s happening.
There you have it.
There’s plenty of sequels on the way so we can continue to indulge in the characters and stories in which we know and love (or destroy them) *cough* finding dory *cough*.