Midweek Movie Mouth-off: what's your favourite “they thought they were getting a sequel” moment?

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A lot of movies get a little bit cocky and assume that their franchise is going to carry on. Sometimes it’s because they’re based on a series of books, so obviously the rest have to be adapted, right? Sometimes they’ll include cliff-hangers as a way to try and ensure a sequel gets made, because we can’t leave anything unresolved, right?

Alas, sometimes the chips just do not fall that way. Bad reviews or underperforming at the box office are often more important than telling the rest of the story. But, that doesn’t stop movies subtly (or not so subtly) hinting at future films.

The best example I can think of for this is the ending of 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The ending does its best to ambiguously set up the return of an allegedly dead main character. Unfortunately for them, LXG was critically panned, spurned by Alan Moore, and the final nail in the coffin for Sean Connery’s career (seriously, he quit acting because of it), all of which quashed any hopes of carrying on the franchise.

Whether funny, or tragic, what’s your favourite moment when a movie thought they were going to get a sequel?

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Last Updated: September 28, 2016

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

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