Big (Screen) Shoes to Fill
I always find box office interesting, and which movies are the highest ranked of all time. I know that just gross doesn’t tell the story: it cost a whole more to see Avatar than it did to see Gone with the Wind. You can’t just measure admissions, either. The best thing to see would probably be percentage of the population that bought tickets…but, of course, movie-going age has probably varied over time as well.
Let’s just go with US Box Office gross. 🙂
Hollywood almost never leaves well enough alone, so I was curious as to what follow-ups were in store…I thought you might be, too.
There’s a “special edition” being released on August 27 of this year, with eight more minutes. There is an Avatar 2 expected in 2014, with Jim Cameron set to direct again. It’s presumed that Sam Worthington will be in it, and I would expect Zoe Saldana and some other repeats as well.
No sequels are planned…and its been close to 13 years already. That’s definitely a Hollywood rarity.
#3 The Dark Knight
There’s another Batman movie scheduled for July 20, 2012. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman are expected to return.
#4 Star Wars (Episode IV…the first one released)
There’s a new animated series expected in 2011 (?) from Seth Green and Matthew Seinrich of Robot Chicken.
#5 Shrek 2
While Shrek 4 was supposedly Shrek’s last movie, there is a Puss in Boots movie schedule for November 4, 2011.
I’m unaware of any plans for a sequel, although there has been a follow-up novel.
#7 Star Wars: Episode 1 (The Phantom Menace)
#8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The fourth movie is scheduled for May 20, 2011. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush return…but reportedly, not Orlando Bloom or Keira Knightley.
There’s a Spider-Man reboot scheduled for July 3, 2012. Andrew Garfield takes over for Tobey McGuire as Spidey, and Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the most recent Star Trek movie) is rumored to be playing Harry Osborn.
#10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The third movie is scheduled for July 1, 2011. Shia LaBeouf is expected back, but not Megan Fox. Hopefully, John Malkovich picked up some tips when he was in Jonah Hex with Megan Fox, because he’s in Transformers 3…oh, wait a minute, maybe he isn’t playing the same part as she did. 😉
There are, of course, tons of other sequels and remakes in the works. For more information, see The Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.