All The Sequels You Didn’t Know Were Being Made

All The Sequels You Didn’t Know Were Being Made

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We’re constantly bombarded with trailers,
posters, and concept art for franchise films, but there are a few big sequels coming out
that have stayed under the radar. From indie comedies to Biblical epics, let’s
take a look at some of the sequels you didn’t know were being made. The Pirates of the Caribbean films have continued
to rake in money at the box office, but after five movies, their appeal among audiences
and critics has been waning. The latest installment, 2017’s Dead Men Tell
No Tales, sits at an abysmal 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. It raises the question of whether more Pirates
sequels are warranted, but it looks like Disney has decided to test the waters by dusting
off the franchise for at least one more outing. Ted Elliott, co-writer of the first four Pirates
movies, has been tapped to help come up with a new adventure alongside Chernobyl scribe
Craig Mazin. Although this new Pirates film has been referred
to as a reboot, the writers and studio reportedly haven’t yet settled on a direction for the
sixth film. Among the questions still up in the air: whether
or not it will include Johnny Depp’s swaggering, hard-drinking character, Captain Jack Sparrow. “Well, today’s your lucky day. ‘Cause I just happen to be Captain Jack Sparrow.” Despite Captain Jack’s popularity, Johnny
Depp’s Hollywood appeal has been on the decline in recent years, bringing uncertainty as to
whether the studio will want to risk hanging a fresh new Pirates tale on his shoulders,
or whether they’ll opt to move on to a new star. We’ll have to wait to see whether the sixth
Pirates of the Caribbean is a sequel, reboot, or something in between. Until then, drink up me hearties, yo ho. Although producer Phil Lord has said that
the team behind the Jump Street movies is putting a pin in 23 Jump Street, which would
mark the third outing for 21 and 22 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, the studio
is moving forward with a spinoff of the comedy franchise, this time focusing on a female
duo. The first two Jump Street films followed a
pair of male cops who went undercover at educational institutions in order to ferret out elusive
drug suppliers. Presumably, the plot of 24 Jump Street would
be much in the same vein, and would exist in the same universe as the existing Jump
Street films, functioning as a continuation of the story started by officers Morton Schmidt
and Greg Jenko in the first movie. This time, the stars at the center of the
Jump Street tale will reportedly be Tiffany Haddish and Zendaya, whom we assume will both
be playing undercover narcotics officers, similar to Tatum and Hill’s characters in
the first two movies. After directing the first two Jump Street
films, Chris Miller and Phil Lord will be stepping aside for this third outing, and
Rodney Rothman is coming aboard to helm the spinoff, collaborating on the script with
Bob’s Burgers writers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. Rothman previously helped write the screenplay
for 22 Jump Street, and co-directed Lord and Miller’s acclaimed animated film Spider-Man:
Into the Spider-Verse. No word yet on what the plot will entail,
or whether Schmidt or Jenko will make an appearance. Start your engines, because it sounds like
a sequel to 2017’s motor-tastic heist hit Baby Driver may eventually be zooming its
way into production. According to Ansel Elgort, the star of the
first film, not only is writer/director Edgar Wright eager to make a sequel, but he has
in fact already penned the script, and Elgort has read it. “Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a Baby Driver 2. It has a different title, actually.” As for what the plot of a Baby Driver sequel
would look like, Wright told Empire in 2017: “[With] most sequels, you have to contrive
something so they go back to square one, unless there’s somewhere deeper for them to go. I think with Baby Driver there’s more that
you can do in that realm, and I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would
subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice
anymore.” Due to Elgort’s and Wright’s existing commitments,
it could still be a while before Baby Driver 2 moves into production, but it sounds like
once things do move ahead with the high-speed sequel, it’ll be worth checking out. Coming off of the runaway success of 2018’s
Crazy Rich Asians, it would have been surprising if the opulent film didn’t earn a sequel. In fact, it’s getting two. Based on Kevin Kwan’s books of the same names,
China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems are both moving ahead at Warner Bros., although
it may be a while before we get to see them. Due to the busy schedules of the franchise’s
A-list cast and director Jon M. Chu, who is currently working on adapting Lin-Manuel Miranda’s
musical In the Heights for the big screen, there may be a wait before everyone can get
together again for the next two installments in the Crazy Rich Asians saga. However, producer Nina Jacobson says that
the plan is to shoot both sequels back-to-back, so that fans aren’t waiting years between
the second and third films. Jacobson promises: “We’ll make it up to them on the back end
by shooting two films together.” As for when this back-to-back shooting might
happen, it could still be a ways off. According to actress Gemma Chan, who portrayed
polished socialite Astrid Leong, filming on China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems
will begin sometime in, quote, “2020 at the earliest,” making the soonest we can expect
China Rich Girlfriend late 2021, or possibly even later. While Quentin Tarantino continues to circle
his own eventual R-rated Star Trek spin-off, Noah Hawley will be reportedly be continuing
the story that began with J.J. Abrams’ 2009 outing, centered around Captain James T. Kirk
and the crew of the Enterprise NCC-1701. Hawley, who is best known for the acclaimed
TV series Fargo and Legion, has been tapped to write and direct a fourth film in the rebooted
Star Trek franchise, continuing the adventures of Kirk, Spock, Uhura [oo-HOO-ruh], Scotty,
Sulu, and Bones. “You have any idea how ridiculous it is to
hide a starship on the bottom of the ocean? We’ve been down here since last night.” Sadly missing from the cast lineup for the
fourth Star Trek film is Anton Yelchin, who played ship’s navigator Pavel Chekov in the
first three rebooted Star Trek films. After completing his work on Star Trek: Beyond,
Yelchin was tragically killed in a 2016 freak accident in his own driveway, at only 27 years
old. Since Beyond was already close to release
at the time of his death, Yelchin’s storyline didn’t lay any groundwork for him to exit
the franchise, and the film was released largely unaltered, save for a card at the end that
read simply, “For Anton.” Producer J.J. Abrams has said that the role
of Chekov will not be recast for future Star Trek films, which means that if and when Hawley’s
Star Trek moves into production, it will have to reckon with the absence of a character
who ended the third film with every intent of returning. We appear to be in the midst of an Eddie Murphy
renaissance. After gradually fading from the spotlight
since his heyday in the ’80s and early ’90s, Murphy is suddenly back in a big way, giving
a critically acclaimed performance in 2019’s Dolemite Is My Name, making a triumphant return
to Saturday Night Live as a host, lining up new standup comedy specials for Netflix, and
announcing sequels to two of his biggest hits from the ’80s, Coming to America and Beverly
Hills Cop. Marking the fourth installment in the Beverly
Hills Cop franchise, this newest sequel will also be a collaboration between Murphy and
Netflix, after Paramount previously pulled the plug on a planned Beverly Hills Cop 4
back in 2016. Murphy will be reprising his role as Axel
Foley, the Detroit cop who repeatedly finds himself traveling to Beverly Hills to investigate
various crimes. The first Beverly Hills Cop was a smash success
at the box office in 1984, rising to become one of the highest-grossing comedies of all
time, although the sequels in 1987 and 1994 brought in diminishing returns. There’s no word yet on when Beverly Hills
Cop 4 will move into production at Netflix, but considering how fast Murphy’s star is
once again rising, we wouldn’t be surprised if the streaming giant decides to strike while
the iron is hot. After six successful installments in the found-footage
horror franchise, Paranormal Activity is coming back with a seventh film, which will once
again partner Paramount Studios with horror mega-producer Jason Blum. Although Paranormal Activity 7 has yet to
settle on a director, cast, or title, the studio has managed to peg down a release date:
March 19, 2021. The studio is also keeping the story details
under wraps, but with six existing films already in the franchise, we can take some educated
guesses about what a seventh Paranormal Activity might look like. After the first film focused on newlyweds
Katie and Micah, every subsequent installment has tied back to Katie and her family in one
way or another. Some provide information on Katie and her
sister Kristi’s childhood encounters with a demon, while others detail what happened
to Katie following the events of the first movie. However, the Paranormal Activity sequels most
frequently focus on new characters that happen to encounter Katie and her demonic companion,
Tobi, enabling the franchise to tell wider and more intricately intertwined stories. “Hi Tobi.” We expect Paranormal Activity 7 to continue
this trend in some way, introducing a new group of characters doomed to have their lives
ruined by crossing paths with Katie or her family. Keeping with the style of the first six films,
we also anticipate the seventh Paranormal Activity to be presented as found footage
recorded via security cameras, mobile devices, and other household recording equipment. Nearly a quarter century after the first Scream
slashed its way into theaters, a fifth installment in the deliciously self-aware horror franchise
is in the early stages of development at Spyglass Media Group. The original Scream, released in 1996, was
the brainchild of horror visionary Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015, and Dawson’s Creek
scribe Kevin Williamson. The screenplay is a near-perfect blend of
meta humor and genuine scares, with its cast of horror movie aficionados frequently contrasting
how characters in a horror movie would act versus how they should act. “There are certain rules that one must abide
by in order to successfully survive a horror movie.” The film has since spawned three sequels,
with the most recent, Scream 4, releasing in 2011. Although Spyglass hasn’t announced any details
about the fifth Scream film other than that it’s happening, chances seem high that the
cast would include original stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, who have
appeared in all four previous Scream installments. Up until now, every Scream movie has centered
around Campbell’s character, Sidney Prescott, who has the terrible luck of being repeatedly
targeted by a rotating carousel of killers donning Ghostface masks. While it’s possible Scream 5 could move away
from Sidney and focus on someone new, we’d hope that Campbell would be involved in at
least some capacity, along with some of the other familiar faces from the previous Scream
movies. Fans of the gibberish-speaking, banana-loving
henchmen of the Despicable Me movies, rejoice! A sequel to 2015’s spinoff film Minions, centered
on the adventures of the tiny terrors, is set to arrive in theaters on July 3, 2020. This one will be called Minions: The Rise
of Gru, suggesting that we may be getting an origin story for the Steve Carell-voiced
protagonist of the Despicable Me movies, from the perspective of his most loyal accomplices. Minions, of course, provided audiences with
the backstory for the minions themselves, and first introduced them to Gru as a child,
so it would make sense for the sequel to pick up where that film left off, tracing Gru’s
path to supervillainy. Returning for The Rise of Gru is director
Kyle Balda, who previously co-directed both Minions and Despicable Me 3. However, Pierre Coffin, who co-directed every
previous Despicable Me film on top of voicing all the minions, will be stepping away from
the co-directorial chair for Rise of Gru, and will be replaced by Brad Ableson. Never fear, though, Coffin will still be providing
the distinctive voices for the film’s beloved yellow characters. Steve Carell will likely also be returning,
given the Gru-centric title, but less clear is whether Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm will
be reprising their villainous roles from Minions. We hope so. Even if they’re not the main focus, it would
be fun to check in with the Overkills and see what dastardly things they’re up to. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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  1. As far as the supposed sequels in this video, all I can think of to say is "WHY ???". The continuous desire to make all these sequels is nothing more than a futile attempt to simply make more $$$$ !! To me, it's people just being lazy & suffering from a lack of true creativity & imagination. Rather than creating new stories, they want to rely on past schlock that's been done… , over & over again !! These sequels would be best viewed only after they bomb & then, a few years later, make it onto free TV. Please… , Stop the Stupid & Start the Smart !!!

  2. As we’ve learned forcing female reboots for the feminist movement doesn’t work. Although zendaya is talented

  3. Star Trek 4 has some concerned because of Lucy In The Sky, but I think it'll be pretty good. Look how good Noah Hawley is at ADAPTING FICTIONAL stories!

  4. No Pirates without Johnny… The decline in his popularity was because people believed Amber when she made claims against him… These have already been disproven by her own words… Hollywood owes Johnny Depp an apology.

  5. all of you dont know that they are cancelling now because of corona virus… jezz this channel needs reality check 🥴🥴🥴🥴

  6. You have to kill 1, if not more of the scream's Trinity. It's just not very realistic that they all would survive this many attempts at their lives. I'd get a kick out of it, if they did a kind of call back to the first film and off'd all 3 in the opening act.

  7. 3:40 was this one the first film debut of that Awkafina chick? or was it Ocean's 8? (or was it the Neighbors 2 movie?) O_o

  8. 6:45. The new Beverly Hills Cop isn't going to be rebooted with a female Detroit cop named Alexis Foley?? You are throwing me loop here, Hollywood! Amazing creativity breaking my new expectations…..

  9. 5:16 for obvious, and tragic, reasons, mind you… sniffles i wish could turn back time and rescue him from getting run over by his car as it backed out of the driveway. :'-(

  10. hahaha… maaaan, why you gotta do us like that? we was just mourning Anton's death and you give us this? 5:57 and he look like the character Eddy played in Coming to America… (except with a lil James Brown soul.)

  11. n-n-n-n-now, don't bullshit us, Murphy… there better be a sequel to Coming to America. and Beverley Hills Cop 4. you promised that shit back in 2013, i think -__-

  12. I dont want to see tiffany haddish as a student. She shud be a teacher instead
    Thank god star trek 4 is happening. I thought da series was dead

  13. Another 21 junk street? Really? And now females that look way to old to be believable in high school…. SMH

  14. Or for the marked ones time travel through a door and ends in the original film by the final character being killed by his mate who was possessed by A demon it never clarified who it was

  15. The new Jump Street sequel will be a flop, feminists and white knights will claim its low sales and poor reviews were an act of patriarchal sexism and it will end up alongside Oceans 8 and friends in the dregs of the movie world

  16. Looper: "let's take a look at all the sequels you didn't know were being made."
    Corona Virus: "Say what now?"

  17. Hollywood hasn't got anything original left in it. This video is an example of why I have not been to a movie in the last 10 years. It is time for Hollywood to produce something NEW.

    Rev George

  18. I heard a rumor that the Jumpstreet characters were being considered for a new MIB movie. THAT would be an interesting twist.

  19. I think they should stop the Paranormal Activity franchise…. the first 3 movies in my opinion was great but the rest was not that scary at all

  20. Not sure if the “24 Jump Street” will be that good a move, Like yeh ok it’ll probably still be funny & all that jazz, But you’d think the studios would naturally be getting Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum back to do 23 Jump Street…..As it’s not like these guys have done much lately & could do with a boost of some sort to their careers….Either way even if 24 Jump does happen will hope they’ll still do 23 Jump Street sometime in the future……

  21. You can't make a pirates of the carabian movie without captain Jack Sparrow because you can't ! ! ! It's like making a fast and furious movie without cars

  22. What a load of crap LoL. Seriously Baby driver is such an overrated pile of crap. Crazy rich Asians is just a bunch of Asians trying there best to act white. Paranormal activity is one of the biggest jokes to come out. And those stupid annoying minions. None of these movies should be made

  23. 1. I guess we will never get a monsters vs aliens 2?
    2. Star Trek rated R? really? Nudity? extreme grotesque violence? The F word a few times?

  24. Make Sidney along the sidelines, make her the Gale Weathers to a new Sidney Prescott. Sidney's story is done, let her assist a new group of teens that has their own Ghostface stalker and new protagonist have Ghostface say "I'm sorry Sidney youre just a cameo in this sequel"

  25. The only two movies worth from this video are the first and the last. The rest are trash and no one cares. How about they make district 10? I bet way more people are interested in district 10 than a sequel of scream.

  26. *Pirates 6= bomb
    *23 jump street= Bomb
    *Baby Driver 2= Hopefully good.
    *Crazy Rich Asian sequel = successful (if this corona-xenophobia does)
    *Star Trek 4= toss up, depends on story
    *Beverly Hills Cop 4
    *Paranormal Activity 7= good
    *Scream 5= will exhaust people
    *Minions: Rise of Gru= great!

  27. Right after they mentioned Scream 5 I was wondering for a while now that all of the people who made classics like "Friday the 13th", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Nightmare in Elmwood Street" and more are rebooting or remaking these movies I can probably believe this because they already made a reboot for "Child's Play" and the upcoming reboot of "Candy Man".

  28. More of the same. Remakes, sequels, and political correctness. This virus will put an end to Hollywood anyway.

  29. Once again you people don't know what the hell you're talking about and have it all wrong. There is not going to be another Star Trek movie it's already been established the last one was such a disaster that all investors and Studios pulled out and will not make another one. And I know for a fact that there will not be another Pirates movie because at the end of the 2020 Christmas season Disneyland will be shutting Pirates of the Caribbean down for 6 months for a full refurb and removing all movie references. They've actually started already removing movie references a little bit by bit one Jack Sparrow has already disappeared at the auction scene

  30. A lot of these are over sequeled but okay I love all the scream movies and Paranormal activity so I guess: just make them good

  31. They always do that female bullshit. Why can’t they learn that some movies you should left alone and that some movies don’t need female cast

  32. I'm lowkey excited about Paranormal Activity. Yes, the movies are super low budget and are full of jump scares, but I feel like those movies were actually pretty entertaining and with how bad 2020 has been so far, I feel like we could all use the nostalgia.

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