15 sequences that took over 1 decade to happen
Sometimes waiting a few months (or a little longer) to learn about the season finale of a series can be a real torture. Take Game of Thrones, for example: Season 8 ended August 27, 2017, and we'll only see continuity in April 2019.
Others, like The Man in The High Castle, leave us without a date. Amazon released the entire second season on December 16, 2016, but so far nothing: no sign of a third, although we know it should come out later this year.
In the case of movies, several franchises promise a continuation to their storylines, but it can take more than 1 decade. Others happen even if the first movie was closed and the story doesn't need a close. There is The Incredibles 2 to prove it happens. The second animated feature film premiered in Brazil on June 14, almost 14 years after the first one, which aired on December 10, 2004.
See other examples:
1. Blade Runner
Ryan Gosling stepped in to play a strip of the future in a technology-controlled society with a strong presence of androids that had already populated the world years before, in Blade Runner, released in 1982. It was not until 2017 that Philip K.'s work Dick continued with Blade Runner 2049, this time directed by Denis Villeneuve. The story is consistent, and the movie owes nothing to the previous, to the delight of the fans.
2. Debi & Lois
It was two decades between the first and second films. From Two Idiots in Trouble to Debi & Lroid 2, the franchise has kept Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels at the heart of this publicly beloved comedy, a true afternoon session classic. Now they find out that Harry (Daniels) has a daughter and she is up for adoption, so they decide to embark on a car trip to locate her. What could go wrong, isn't it?
3. Hard to Kill
In 1988, John McClane (Bruce Willis) faced German bandits led by (Snape) Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) to save his wife during the hijacking of a building and ended up giving birth to Christmas for many people. The next two films came out in 1990 and 1995, but only 12 years later, in 2007, the fourth was released: Hard to Kill 4.0 .
4. Escape from New York
John Carpenter's film with Kurt Russel as Snake Plissken, New York's Escape was released in 1981. After that, only in 1996 did the snake adventure continue: after rescuing the president of the United States, he must once again save the country of an international threat, this time in Los Angeles.
The chilling Halloween trailer has just been released, with a release date set for 2018 - exactly 40 years since the first film that tells the story of Michael Myers. In it, Laurie Stroede will return older with the mission to take revenge on a masked assassin who terrorized her Halloween as a child and escapes from prison.
Sure, there are several other feature films with Michael Myers masquerading overall, but this is the first straight sequence in the history of 1978, so you can disregard all the others in that regard.
6. Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford still faces a lawsuit, even 19 years apart. The actor was the true heartthrob of the 1980s with the three thought-provoking Indiana Jones films; but, after all, The Last Crusade of 1989 was not really the last.
In 2008, the character returned with The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which many fans of the saga consider to be a real bar pull . It didn't stop there, of course, and a new movie is already confirmed for 2020, with Spielberg himself directing and Ford in the lead role.
7. Jurassic World
At the hands of Steven Spielberg, Dinosaur Park premiered as one of the most important and successful franchises of the 1990s. The director directed the first two films in 1993 and 1997, but in 2001 the third was directed by Joe Johnson.
In 2015, 14 years later, Colin Trevorrow led the resurrection of giant lizards when a new park was opened and different species of dinosaurs were developed in the laboratory. Again, what could go wrong, right?
The film features Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the cast and already has its own sequel, The Threatened Kingdom (2018).
8. Terminator 3: The Machine Rebellion
1984, 1991, 2003. It is a standard for the Terminator team to take a good time to produce the films, because they are stories that require a high investment in special effects and editing, and this is what takes the most time in the movie universe.
The Last Judgment, according to the franchise, ends with John Connor mourning the death of Android T800 and making the Terminator understand the value of life. The Machine Rebellion, for its part, shows a reality in which John Connor lives on the run from the future without Sarah (and without director James Cameron, who declined to participate in the continuity).
The movie was not nearly as big a hit as the previous ones, but it still brought part of the initial cast, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.
9. The Godfather
The third part of The Godfather did n't happen until Christmas 1990, 16 years after the second one was released. Still with Francis Ford Coppola in charge, the feature features Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia, but no longer Robert De Niro.
10. Looking for Dory
Keep on swimming, keep on swimming! Thank God, Nemo hasn't been lost again in the 13 years since the first movie in 2003. That was the time it took Pixar to prioritize the production of this beautiful animation sequence: In 2016 Finding Dory made its big screen debut. This time, it was the little fish Dory who disappeared - and she has that inconvenient memory problem ...
Rambo III debuted in 1988, exactly 20 years before its sequel, Rambo IV . Here, Stallone returns as John Rambo, who joins a group of Mercenaries (no, not the other movie) to help rescue some humanitarian in Thailand. And more is coming, as the fifth movie will be released in 2019.
12. Rocky Balboa
Speaking of Silvester Stallone, it wasn't just Rambo who brought the actor back. After the success of the first films, released between 1976 and 1990, Rocky Balboa returned in 2006, 16 years later in real life and 30 in fiction.
Challenged as an elderly big shot, the actor and character face the same challenge. The franchise continues later with Creed, when he is already only the coach of the son of his great challenger, Adonis Johnson (son of Apollo Creed).
13. Star Wars
Star Wars was another franchise that brought Harrison Ford back. Han Solo and Chewbacca help save the day in Force Awakening, which also features other characters from the intergalactic saga under the command of JJ Abrams, 32 years after The Return of the Jedi was first aired in 1983.
Since 2015, however, the Star Wars universe has become a real party, with movies being released every year and becoming major critical and public disasters.
14. Toy Story 3
Woody, Buzz, and Andy's whole toy gang had had a great adventure in their first movie in 1995. Four years later, we could see what would happen to them when the second movie came out.
But Andy's whole childhood has passed - and ours too! - In the 11 years it took Disney / Pixar to launch Toy Story 3 . Was it worth the wait? Each second! Now, it's about the same time for the release of the next animated feature, due in 2019.
TRON: The Legacy was one of the precursors to the late return of successful franchises. The film brings back characters from the original 1982, a revolutionary and breakthrough production in terms of technology. In the new feature, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) seeks Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) into Tron's digital universe.
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