Generally speaking, sequels receive much more media coverage, scrutiny and attention than any other type of film.
If a film is getting a sequel in the first place it usually means that audiences enjoyed the first instalment and it did well enough at the box-office (or with critics) to warrant a followup, and that means there are plenty of people who'll be eager to watch the franchise continue.
But, in a world where superhero movies and other similarly big-budgeted tentpoles dominate headlines, sequels in smaller, less prolific franchises can often slip through the cracks.
The 2018 hype train currently features passengers like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Mission: Impossible 6 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix all travelling first-class, but there are also a bunch of smaller sequels aboard that don't have the same massive marketing budget, but should at least be on your radar.
Most of these are still a good while away and most people may not even be aware they're coming out, so let's expand your anticipated movies list and take a look at some of the less high-profile sequels that are slowly approaching.