Gone are the days of one-shot movies. Or at least it would seem so considering the way that the most successful of films often get two or even more sequels. Heck, almost everything comes in trilogies nowadays perhaps inspired by the successes of film trilogies like Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings. And some even go for even more as the demand for films just seem to profitable to resist. Some argue that this is why some horror films manage to make it as far as seven or sequels thanks to fan demand. Movies like Saw and The Grudge spring to mind…
However we’re in for quite a few blockbuster sequels in the coming years which are likely to spawn or be followed by sequels of their own. Here are just a few of these films in question:
Next up would be Thor: The Dark World or Thor 2. After the success of the first film Thor and The Avengers crossover film, Thor: The Dark World picks up one year after the events of The Avengers. Apparently, there have been many complaints regarding the loose ends of the first film, especially concerning Thor’s relationship with the scientist Jane Foster. Thankfully however, Chris Hemsworth (the man portraying Thor no less), has confirmed that many of these loose ends will finally be resolved or at least given some light with the sequel.
Another long awaited sequel would of course be the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise. The film is believed to be in production and release will still be a ways off in 2014 although it’s quite apparent that the fandom probably can’t wait for another episode of epic robot brawling. Though there is scarce information on what the film will be about and what new characters we’ll see, it’s been made apparent that the film will feature a new cast with Mark Wahlberg as Flynn Vincent, a new human protagonist for the series.
And now for perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited film of them all, we have The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. After the release of its trailer during the first screening of Man of Steel it’s quite obvious that fans simply can’t wait for the return of the heroes of Middle Earth. Along with the familiar faces we’ve seen in both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we’ll also be introduced to newcomers Bard the bowman (played by Luke Evans) Tauriel the elf guard (played by Evangeline Lilly) and Smaug the dragon (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and many, many more.