Soapbox: 9 Canceled Sequels That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Great)

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Two very different types of tough guy, who nearly starred in two very different types of sequel!

Movie history is filled with examples of high-profile projects that never made it to the big screen – including unmade sequels to your some of your favorite films. Unfortunately, while getting a sequel off the ground for a critically acclaimed outing or blockbuster hit seems like it would be a no-brainer, thanks to the many logistical and political forces at play in Hollywood, that’s not true.

Although this has cost audiences the opportunity to enjoy promising follow-up entries to a number of popular franchises, it’s also spared them from pretty severe disappointment, too. For every brilliantly conceived sequel that fails to materialize, an even greater number are pitched that are at best ill-advised and at worst flat-out unnecessary. Indeed, several of these dubious continuations wouldn’t have merely been destined to fall flat at the box office – they risked damaging the legacy of the beloved movies that came before them.

Still, there’s something inherently fascinating about these unseen films – whether they looked set to be a masterpiece or a trainwreck – that comes from wondering what might have been. With this in mind, we’ve taken stock of the biggest unmade sequels out there, pulling together this list of 9 Canceled Sequels That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Great).

The post was written exclusively for Screen Rant – click here to read the full article

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Soapbox: 9 Canceled Sequels That Would’ve Been Terrible (And 6 That Would’ve Been Great)

Soapbox: Competition Terminated – Five reasons why Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the greatest blockbuster of all time

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What could be better than Arnie as the villain? Arnie as the good guy, of course…

Take a quick scan around the pop culture corner of the web and I think you’ll find there’s at least one thing everyone seems to agree on: this summer has been one of the worst for blockbuster movies.

For every success story like Captain America: Civil War, we’ve seen at least one misfire like Independence Day: Resurgence, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Warcraft: The Beginning to bring the mood crashing back down to earth.

This got me thinking about what makes a great blockbuster film, a line of thought which quickly had me reminiscing about one of my all-time favourite popcorn flicks, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and what makes it arguably the greatest blockbuster ever made.

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Soapbox: Competition Terminated – Five reasons why Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the greatest blockbuster of all time