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We see it all the time in Hollywood; a great movie comes out online to underperform at the box office thereby dashing all hopes of a sequel. Over the years, we’ve seen many attempts at franchises quickly start and fail. Sometimes a great film intended as a one-off makes us beg the creatives attached to continue the story.
There’s plenty of films to choose from which is why the question I ask today is: what movie deserved a sequel, but never got one?
I have to go with The Adventures of Tintin. You had Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Edgar Wright all mixing their creative talents to bring this adaptation to life. It’s an underrated film that is the closest Spielberg has gotten in decades to capturing the sense of action and adventure seen in his Indiana Jones films.
Jackson was all set to direct a sequel when he decided to go off and do The Hobbit trilogy instead. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that a Tintin sequel would have been preferred. And there’s no way that Edgar Wright might not have considered directing a third Tintin film should the second one do well at the box office. There are 20+ Tintin stories waiting to be adapted. I’m still holding out hope that one day we will see another adaptation with Spielberg, Jackson, and Wright involved.
So what about you, folks? What movie deserved a sequel or two?
I’ll see you in the trenches.