The film industry likes to make money. I mean, who doesn't? But it is always surprising to hear that a twenty-year-old movie is getting a sequel. Did we ask for it? No, but we are not upset by the news either.

Sequels are an inevitable consequence of making a great film. Hollywood, a place notorious for not taking a lot of risks, will greenlight a sequel if the first film was a success. It is a safe option that already has a loyal fan base that will watch no matter what. It's a lot like AI-generated fake film trailers made by filmmakers with aesthetics that are easily identifiable like Wes Anderson.

Sequels allow screenwriters, the original ones from the first film or new screenwriters, a chance to continue a story we love from a new perspective. Writers get a chance to bring new ideas and make big swings to a new chapter. While sequel screenwriting is not always easy, a few screenwriters have shared tips that can help you write a sequel to one of your favorite films of all time and possibly help you break into the industry.

Sequels to Look Out For

There are a lot of movie sequels that have been announced. Some of these films are in the early stages of development, while others have wrapped production or are ready to release sometime in 2023.

There are a few movies on this list that surprised me, like a third Tron movie and Gladiator 2, which is finally being made after Nick Cave's insane script was thrown out of a room. That script can easily be found online, and I recommend reading it to see what not to do when writing a sequel to a massively successful movie.

Check out the full list of the upcoming sequels that are planned for the next few years:

The Accountant 2

The After series

The Animal 2

Aquaman 2

Aladdin 2

A Most Violent Year 2

A Simple Favour 2

Atomic Blonde 2

Attack the Block 2

Avatar 3, 4, and 5

Avatar_the_way_of_the_water_image'Avatar: The Way of Water'Credit: 20th Century Studios

Avengers 5 and 6

Bad Boys 4

The Batman 2

Beetlejuice 2

Beverly Hills Cop 4

Bright 2

Brightburn 2

Bring It On

Captain America 4

Captain Marvel 2

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in space in 'Captain Marvel'Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Vers /Captain Marvel in 'Captain Marvel'Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chicken Run 2

Clifford the Big Red Dog 2

Cold Pursuit 2

Constantine 2

Crazy Rich Asians 2 and 3

Deadpool 3

Death Note 2

Demolition Man 2

Den of Thieves 2

Despicable Me 4

A still of Gru and the minions in 'Despicable Me''Despicable Me'Credit: Everett Collection

Detective Pikachu 2

Dirty Dancing 2

District 10

Dodgeball 2

Drag Me to Hell 2

Dune: Part Two

The Equalizer 3

Eternals 2

The Expendables 4

The Exorcist

Iconic shot of priest standing outside the house in 'The Exorcist''The Exorcist'Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Extraction 2


Fall 2

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them 4 and 5

Fast & Furious 11

Final Destination 6

Freaky Friday 2

Free Guy 2

Frozen 3

What is a Foil Character in Literature, Film, & TV (Definition and Examples)'Frozen'Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Gerard Butler Has Fallen 4, 5, and 6

Ghostbusters Afterlife 2

Girls Trip 2

Gladiator 2

Godzilla vs. Kong 2

Good Burger 2

Greenland 2

Greyhound 2

Gunpowder Milkshake 2

Happy Death Day 3

Happy_death_day_3'Happy Death Day 2U'Credit: Michele K Short/Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock

Hobbs & Shaw 2

Hocus Pocus 3

I Am Legend 2

I Know What You Did Last Summer... Again

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Inside Out 2

Insidious: The Red Door

John Wick: Chapter 5

Joker: Folie a Deux

Jumanji 4

Jungle Cruise 2

Jungle_cruise_2'Jungle Cruise'Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Karate Kid

Kingsman 4

Kung Fu Panda 4

The Last Starfighter 2

The Last Witch Hunter 2

Legally Blonde 3

Lethal Weapon 5

The Lion King 2

Live Die Repeat and Repeat

Lord of War 2


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Mad Max 5

Mallrats 2

The Meg 2

Midnight Run 2

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Part Two

My Spy 2

The Myth 2

New(er) Police Story

Nobody 2

Now You See Me 3

The Nun 2

The_nun_2'The Nun'Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Old Guard 2

Paddington 3

The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection

Paw Patrol: The Movie 2

Planet of the Apes 4

A Haunting in Venice

The Princess Diaries 3

A Quiet Place 3

Red Notice 2 and 3

Red State 2

Riddick: Furya

RoboCop Returns

Peter Weller as Alex Murphy/RoboCop in 'RoboCop''RoboCop'Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

The Rocketeer 2

Rocky 7


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2

The Sea Beast 2

Sherlock Holmes 3

Sister Act 3

Smile 2

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

Into_the_spider_verse.0'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

Sonic 3

Terrifier 3

Toy Story 5

Trolls 3

Tron Ares

Twister 2

Vacation Friends 2

Violent Night 2

Wedding Crashers 2

Wind River 2


Mia Goth as Maxine in 'MaXXXine'Mia Goth as Maxine in 'MaXXXine'Credit: A24

Your Christmas or Mine 2


47 Ronin 2

Which sequel are you looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments!

Source: FilmStories