After the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World took movie fanatics by storm this year, we can safely say that the clouds have cleared and that bad sequel days (Transformers 4, anyone?) are over. We know how suspenseful it can get waiting for a sequel to our favorite movie. We also know how important a well-structured sequel with a good story is to keep the flames of passion and never-ending movie love alive in our hearts. Hence, we bring to you – served in a silver platter – the movie sequels you definitely should keep an eye out for.
Yes, you knew this movie would be in the list; it was inevitable. Probably the movie with the most hype right now, this is the first live-action film to feature both of DC comics’ Batman and Superman together, and like you, we’re dying for it come out. This is the second installment to the Man of steel movie released in 2013, and Zack Snyder takes his seat as the director once more. In this movie, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) go head-to-head in battle when Batman feels the necessity to keep the actions of the god-like superhero in check. While there has been much debate about Ben Affleck as Batman, an interesting addition to the cast will be Jesse Eisenberg as the villainous business tycoon Lex Luthor, who will compel the two superheroes to team up. With all the excitement building up, let’s just hope this one provides us with a better experience than its predecessor.
The curtains lift. The Four Horsemen are back to take a bow for the second time. After a three-year gap from mind-boggling illusions, brilliantly executed magic acts and astounding plot twists, Now You See Me is back with more smoke and mirrors for everyone. Although not much has been disclosed about the plot, it is presumable that the story resumes where the initial one ended when the four magicians joined the covert, elite group known as The Eye. Louis Leterrier will once again try to re-ignite the magic in the world with most of his original crew, so this is a must-watch for magic fans and non-magic fans alike.
The lush green jungles, crystal-clear waters and mystical creatures of Pandora welcome you back once more. Literally an out-of-this-world film, Avatar still holds the record as the highest-grossing movie, hauling in $2.782 billion worldwide. James Cameron returns after eight long years with more advanced technology, higher budgets, dazzling visual effects and hopefully another wonderful plot. This movie will continue to tell the story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) after he chooses to stay in the distant planet of Pandora with the Na’vi people. Avatar 2 is expected to push all the boundaries of modern filmmaking, so we suggest you board that ship to Pandora – before it leaves without you.
What’s the first image that comes to mind when we see Johnny Depp? Captain Jack Sparrow. Yup, that’s what a good sequel does. It implants a franchise forever in the minds of its audience. While there are many sequels to look forward to in the coming years, the above are just some which seem promising and stand out in their respective genres. Movie buff or not, if you want to remove the scars that The Twilight Saga left you with, you should definitely give these movies a watch.