So many times, moviegoers have seen sequels, prequels and spin-offs serve up something fantastic.
When looking back through the history of cinema, some of the absolute all-time best films are sequels. The Empire Strikes Back, anyone? How about The Godfather Part II? Or Aliens? Maybe Terminator 2: Judgment Day? All sequel pictures, all stunning pieces of cinema.
Of course, it's not always the case that a sequel is going to hit a home run. In fact, so many times we've seen sequels stumble and fall - whether that's due to a rushed turnaround in production, an awful plot, or simply one too many times trying to milk the franchise cow dry.
As is the norm, there are a whole host of sequels currently on the horizon. Actually, some of them should've been here already but, well, 2020 was 2020. Still, just knowing that these follow-up offerings are on the table is enough to give some film fans something to be excited for.
Unfortunately though, so many of these upcoming sequels look destined to fail - and here's exactly why that's the case for the following eight impending releases.