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27 Years Later, the World Is Getting More Bill and Ted

'Bill and Ted Face the Music' is official

(Newser) - It's official: Bill and Ted are getting a third movie. The sequel to 1989's Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and 1991's Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, which has long been in the works , was announced Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, the AP reports. The... More »

5 Best, Worst Movie Sequels Ever

'Godfather: Part II' is among the elite, but so is one of the 'Toy Story' sequels

(Newser) - Quick, name the best movie sequel of all time. The debate may be endless, but 24/7 Wall St . has come up with its own metric to figure out the best and worst Hollywood follow-ups. Among the considered factors are the domestic box-office haul and the average critics' ranking. Here are... More »

Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2

Maverick will be back

(Newser) - Tom Cruise has confirmed he'll be in Top Gun 2, and while there aren't many 54-year-old Navy fighter pilots in the real world, Maverick is unlikely to spend the film on desk duty. Cruise told Aussie interviewers Tuesday he'll be appearing in a sequel to 1986's... More »

Kim Basinger Lands Hot Role in Fifty Shades Sequel

She'll play Christian Grey's ex-lover

(Newser) - Production is set to start this spring on Fifty Shades Darker, the much-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, and the first new cast member has been announced. Kim Basinger is on board, and the role promises to be a steamy one: that of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey's business... More »

Surprise: There's a Cloverfield Sequel

Trailer is a must-watch

(Newser) - JJ Abrams not only managed to make a sequel to Cloverfield while also working on, you know, just a few other projects including a certain big-name sequel , he managed to do so entirely in secret. The teaser trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane quietly started showing in theaters this week and... More »

Star Wars Series Far From Over

Disney isn't keeping it a secret

(Newser) - Hate Star Wars spoilers? Click away now ... because five more Star Wars films are coming in what Entertainment Weekly calls "Disney’s not-quite-top-secret plan." Without further ado:
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With a cast including Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, it chronicles a group of Rebel
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Yep: Frozen Is Getting a Sequel

'Frozen 2' announced, but no word on when

(Newser) - Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. today announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit Frozen. Bob Iger, Walt Disney chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing Frozen 2 at the company's annual shareholders meeting in San... More »

Hot Tub 2 Is 'the Turd in the Jacuzzi'

Lazy sequel is unfunny, stupid: critics

(Newser) - Minus John Cusack, the gang from Hot Tub Time Machine is back for an equally ridiculous sequel in which the men hunt for a time traveler from 2025 who attempted to kill Lou, played by Rob Corddry. Its 14% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty bleak. Here'... More »

Toy Story 4 Is Coming

It's due in 2017, and actress Rashida Jones will co-write screenplay

(Newser) - Fans of the Toy Story trilogy will either love or hate this news: Toy Story 4 will be in theaters June 16, 2017, reports USA Today . No word yet on whether any of the big names—Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, etc.—will be back to... More »

Get Ready for It's a Wonderful Life: The Sequel

Planned film to tell story of George Bailey's grandson

(Newser) - We could soon learn what happened after the credits rolled in It's a Wonderful Life—several generations later, that is. In a planned sequel to the 1946 Jimmy Stewart classic, George Bailey's daughter Zuzu is an angel showing Bailey's grandson the world as it could have been... More »

Next From John Grisham: A Time to Kill Sequel

'Sycamore Row' out Oct. 22

(Newser) - Twenty-four years after his first novel, A Time to Kill, was released, John Grisham is writing a sequel. Sycamore Row, out October 22, will focus on the original book's main character, Jake Brigance, but publisher Knopf Doubleday hasn't released any other details. It does, however, promise much "... More »

Keanu Talks Bill & Ted Sequel

Characters have 'lost their rock,' Reeves says

(Newser) - The third Bill & Ted movie may actually happen: "We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone else wants to make it," Keanu Reeves tells GQ . The story involves middle-aged Bill and Ted "crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever... More »

Coming Soon: Rambo 5, This Time in Mexico

Sylvester Stallone talks about his plans for final film

(Newser) - Rambo isn't done fighting yet: The action hero will "go out in a blaze of glory" in Rambo 5, Sylvester Stallone revealed in a recent MTV interview getting picked up today. Stallone, 65, is working on a script revolving around John Rambo's final battle, and he implied... More »

Coming Soon: Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell confirms sequel on 'Conan'

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell, stopped by Conan O'Brien's show last night to play a little jazz flute … and announce a little movie you might call Anchorman 2. "It is official, there will be a sequel to Anchorman," Ferrell stated—after first insulting O'Brien... More »

Whitney's 'Comeback Movie' May Be Released Early

'Sparkle' could hit theaters as early as Memorial Day

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was supposed to make a big-screen comeback in Sparkle, a remake of a 1976 movie loosely based on The Supremes' story. Houston contributed two songs and stars as the mother of three daughters who form a music group, and the New York Post notes that the film is... More »

Blade Runner Sequel Planned

Production firm in talks to buy rights to sci-fi classic's universe

(Newser) - Other Blade Runner movies could be here in time for 2019, the year when the 1982 sci-fi classic takes place. Production company Alcon Entertainment says it's in the final stages of talks to acquire the rights to make prequels and sequels based on the settings and characters of the original,... More »

Nine Sequels Set for 2011 We Don't Need

Aren't Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau too old for 'Swingers 2'?

(Newser) - There are some movies that really, really don't need sequels ... but they're getting them anyway. Kate Torgovnick lists nine flicks inexplicably getting follow-ups next year, on The Frisky :
  • Shakespeare in Love: Just because this film won Gwyneth Paltrow an Oscar doesn't mean we need to know what happened next.
  • Swingers:
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10 Terribly Named Sequels

'The Dark Knight Rises' is lame ... but far from the worst

(Newser) - Drum roll, please: The sequel to The Dark Knight will be named ... The Dark Knight Rises. "How thoroughly underwhelming," complains Katie Calautti for Newsweek —while acknowledging it could be much, much worse. She runs down the 10 most pathetic attempts at creativity in the last 20 years... More »

Kazakhstan Making Unofficial Borat Sequel

With the goal, oddly, of getting revenge on Borat

(Newser) - Seems like everyone loved Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional Kazakh character Borat … except the actual people of Kazakhstan, whom the Borat movie made into a punchline. Four years after Cohen’s film, Kazakhstan is getting its revenge—via an unauthorized sequel. My Brother, Borat is about an American who... More »

11 Completely Unnecessary TV Remakes

Did we really need the first 'Love Boat,' let alone the second?

(Newser) - Hollywood is constantly churning out movie remakes that really should never have been greenlighted, but TV doesn’t get off scot-free. The Huffington Post lists 11 boob-tube remakes we really never needed to see:
  • Knight Rider: “The original starring The Hoff is a camp classic,” writes Ross Luippold,
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