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10 Movie Sequels That Better Happen In 2018

Beetlejuice 2, Beetlejuice 2, Beetlejuice 2!

Beetlejuice Michael Keaton
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Hollywood's obsession with revisiting lucrative franchises isn't going anywhere, but sequels aren't always such a bad thing.

The world is a better place thanks to the likes of The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II and Airplane II: The Sequel... okay, not so much that last one.

Then there are less obvious examples such as Infernal Affairs II, The Color Of Money, Before Sunset and Mad Max: Fury Road.

We could list films all day, but the point is that not all sequels are shameless cash-ins, pale imitations or inferior siblings - there are times when the original can be enriched through further exploration in a companion film.

Countless sequels have ended up lost in the depths of development hell, and while some emerge years later like M. Night Shyamalan's long-mooted Unbreakable follow-ups, there are other promising ideas which never see the light of day.

From elusive final chapters in unfinished trilogies to the long-awaited follow-ups we've been promised since time immemorial, there are tantalising sequel ideas out there that simply must be pushed into development post-haste.

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