10 Huge Sequels That Were Announced (And Then Just Disappeared)
3. Napoleon Dynamite 2
Back in 2006, there were a number of rumors circulating about a sequel to the quirky comedy, which led to star Efren Ramirez (Pedro) confirming that there were in fact talks of a sequel. Of course, that was seven years ago, and it's doubtful that those talks ever came to fruition. The closest the franchise came to continuing the story was a 2 month stint as a cartoon on Fox in 2012. The characters were even voiced by the original actors, but how can a cartoon compete with the genius of the on-screen persona given to Napoleon by Jon Heder? Obviously it can't as proven by the failed animated follow-up. It's another case of a comedy film's catch 22. The question we need to ask ourselves is this: did there need to be a Napoleon Dynamite 2? The safe answer is no, in every sense of the word. The film left us with a shot of Napoleon and Deb playing a casual game of tetherball, which was a simple and sweet ending to a simple and sweet movie, but we can all agree that it's not exactly sequel material. Napoleon Dynamite remains a solitary gem in the independent film genre, and that's the way it should be.