10 Movies That Teased A Sequel Which Never Happened

In Hollywood, things unfortunately don’t always go to plan.

Zack Snyder's Justice League Wonder Woman
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Now that almost every film is part of a franchise which is guaranteed to have a sequel (or two), it’s hard to imagine there was a time when such sequels weren’t always set in stone. It turns out a lot of classic films had ideas for a follow-up that were thrown away due to creative differences, box office disappointment, or simply because actors didn’t want to return.

Sequels used to be a rare treat that allowed for fans to see a favourite story continue. However, with the MCU popularising teasing future sequels, characters and storylines, it’s not uncommon for films and TV shows to add an end credit scene to keep fans on their toes as to what may happen down the line.

Of course, some movies that were intended to be part of a franchise or to start one weren’t always successful in generating a follow-up to expand on that initial story.

This list focuses on those such films which teased a sequel that never came to be. Some movies under-performed at the box office, some were surrounded with controversy and caused mass boycotts, some fell victim to behind-the-scenes issues, and others were ideas that fans just didn’t take to.

10. Morbius

Zack Snyder's Justice League Wonder Woman

Ah, the movie that flopped twice...

Before the Morbius was released to cinemas, it had already received a bad reception due to the casting of Jared Leto as the title character. The original release of the film took a $163 million worldwide box office, including just $74 million domestically. That may sound like a big number, but for Sony, it was considered a financial bomb.

In the first post-credits scene, we see Michael Keaton return as the Vulture, as he has been transported into this universe; no doubt from the magic used in Spider-Man: No Way Home. A news report says Keaton's character will soon be released from jail, as he hasn't done any crimes in this reality.

The second post-credits scene finds Morbius and the Vulture (somehow back in his full supervillain suit) meet, with Adrian Toomes claiming he thinks the Wall-crawler has something to do with Toomes' sudden appearance in that universe. From there, Vulture suggests that himself, Morbius and some others should team up "to do some good".

However, since the movie's release and re-release, Sony currently hasn't made any plans for a Morbius sequel.


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