Upcoming Sequels That Have Been Dormant For Way Too Long

After a long week of work at a company like OTW Safety or crunching numbers at an accounting firm, or anything else you might do for a living, it’s time to relax. Why not use the weekend to go see an upcoming film? There are plenty of new movies coming out that are worth seeing, but you might notice that some upcoming films are sequels to movies that came out over a decade ago! Should you go see them? Why did they take so long to come out? Is it still worth it? You’ll have to see them to find out. Here are some upcoming movies that have been dormant for way too long. 

Top Gun: Maverick

We loved the original Top Gun as much as the next guy when it was first released back in 1986, but that was over thirty years ago now. Does that mean we aren’t excited? Of course not! We’re more than happy to get another film with Maverick and the crew if Tom Cruise is willing to return to the role. Our only skepticism lies in the fact that so much time has passed that it may not feel the same, and we certainly don’t want the property’s name being tarnished for a greedy cash-grab. 

That being said, we’re hoping the May 24th release date will prove us wrong as we return to the danger zone.

Avatar: The Way of Water

James Cameron introduced the world to Avatar back in 2009, and it’s safe to say that it was met with approval, seeing as how it ended up being the highest-grossing film of all time. It’s been thirteen years since then, and we still haven’t gotten the follow-up, Avatar: The Way of Water, not to mention a third and potentially fourth film that Cameron had planned for the franchise. But it looks like the wait is officially over. The first trailer has dropped with a release date of December 16th. 

We’re curious to see if the sequel can live up to the hype and warrant the lengthy delay that the crew needed to create the technology capable of capturing innovative underwater footage. Will fans still care after all this time? We’ll have to wait and see.

Legally Blonde 3

Will Reese Witherspoon win an Oscar for her upcoming performance in the third installment of the Legally Blonde franchise? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking out. The ditzy, pink-suited lawyer is making a return to the big screen, though when that will be is up for discussion. The original film was released in 2001, with a sequel dropping in 2003, and while a third film has been officially announced, it has seen numerous delays over the past several years, missing its most recent May release date. 

We’ll definitely get another movie with Elle Woods, but it might not be anytime this year. But when it does decide to come out, we’re holding out that it will make for a good popcorn flick with some good laughs and 2000s nostalgia. 

Will They Be Any Good?

We’ve seen other sequels that didn’t work out after long breaks like the 2016 follow-up to Independence Day or the recent Matrix Resserections, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all be bombs. There’s only one way to find out if any of these upcoming films are going to be worth the wait: see them. 

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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