We live in a time when sequels to hit movies are all so predictably inevitable. A movie doubles its budget back or more at the box office, and the studio immediately thinks ‘cash-in.’
It might be a drag if we didn’t also happen to be living in the golden age of the franchise movie: Just last year, we got classic new entries for the Mission Impossible, Mad Max, Star Wars and Rocky series, and 2016 looks like it’ll continue the trend of Hollywood delivering great and good sequels.
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Superheroes currently dominate, with Marvel, DC and Fox all ferociously competing this year, but 2016 looks like it’ll deliver on the comedy sequel front, too. It’s not all franchise material, however – 2016 is also going to be a year for some offbeat and frankly unexpected sequels, including a follow-up to a surprise martial arts hit from 2000, as well as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age classic Dazed and Confused.
So, join us as we take a look ahead at the ten most exciting sequels coming to theatres in 2016.