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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

TVTropes unimaginatively calls this Sequel Gap, and has a fairly extensive list. The longest gap they have with actors in common in the Live-Action Film section are the Brazilian films Esta Noite ...
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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

This might be considered cheating, but there's the The Nutty Professor from 2008 which is a sequel to the 1963 comedy. It's a 45 years gap, and Jerry Lewis reprised his role as Julius Kelp in it. ...
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Did filmmakers originally intend for "Elizabeth" to have a sequel?

To quote director Shekhar Kapur in this Guardian interview from 11/2007: As I was ending the last film I was already thinking about a second one. There was no absolute intention, but there was a ...
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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

My favorite is The Hustler (1961), where Paul Newman reprises the role of "Fast" Eddie Felson 25 years later in The Color of Money (1986).
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Why is the "Rocky" franchise particularly lampooned for its many sequels?

Numerous reasons, but mainly because of the Rocky franchise's popularity in the time frame you are looking at. Rocky was hardly the first franchise with lots of sequels when it began releasing them in ...
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Is Annihilation an original movie, a sequel or a remake?

Annihilation is Alex Garland's (the director) interpretation of the first book of The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The movie is loosely based around the book Annihilation. Though I'm not ...
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Will there be a sequel to "Ex Machina"?

According to the director, Alex Garland, the answer would be: no “I imagined it as a completely self-contained story and I still feel that way about it,” Garland said. “It has become reflexive for ...
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Are there movie sequels in which the original movie can be seen?

This has happened a few times in horror films. For example, Scream 2. It opens with two characters attending a preview screening of Stab, a film based on the murders by Ghostface in the first film. ...
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Are there any more movies announced after Fantastic Beasts?

There will be five total movies. https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/800647497848934400 As a five movie saga, the assumption is that the set will lead up to and end with the battle between ...
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Are there movie sequels in which the original movie can be seen?

Yes. There are a few, at the very least. The movie Grave Encounters 2 is about a fan of the first movie trying to prove it was real. So in this movie, the first Grave Encounters exists as a movie, ...
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What's the term for some sequel where we see the characters in the original but much older?

I think what you're looking for is the Character Aged with the Actor trope. An old franchise comes back after many years, but, of course, now the actors are all old. Instead of recasting or making ...
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Is the ThanksKilling franchise the only franchise to skip its sequel?

Naked Gun 33 1/3 is in fact only the third film in the series.
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

Hunter Wali film series was the movie series to have a sequel. First movie was released in 1935 and its sequel in 1943. The first movie Hunterwali(1935) was the first movie to have a sequel. This ...
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

Suraksha from 1979 stars Mithun Chakraborty (as Gunmaster G9, a Hindi James Bond-type) that was followed by the sequel Wardat in 1981. Videsh 1977 part 1 and Agent Vinod 1977 part 2 both contain ...
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Suicide squad movie prequel?

Wouldn't have been a movie. The upcoming Suicide Squad film will be Harley Quinn's silver screen debut. Could be possible you are thinking of the first Lego Batman film, which does have Harley Quinn ...
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Are there any more movies announced after Fantastic Beasts?

Yes, four more sequels are planned to be exact. From variety.com “We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie — we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of ...
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Are sequels to famously horrible movies expected to be even worse?

What is the studio's goal when making a sequel to famously horrible movies (aside from making money)? There is none aside from making money. From the Wikipedia article on The Asylum: As of 2009/...
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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

Czech films "Sněženky a machři" (1982) and "Sněženky a machři po 25 letech" (2008), translated as "Snowdrops and Aces" and "Snowdrops and Aces, 25 years after", share a lot of the original cast. That ...
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Was there ever a plan for more titles in the The Fugitive/US Marshals universe?

Yes, but... There were rumors in 2015 that Warner Bros were planning on reviving the series, and possibly casting Harrison Ford again, however this is only now evident on a few different websites, ...
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Will there be any further movies in Baahubali series or any spin-off?

Previously there were plans about Baahubali 3 But now they are all shelved. From Indiatoday: "We are done with the story of Baahubali, there cannot be a third part. But the world and the legacy of ...
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Is the ThanksKilling franchise the only franchise to skip its sequel?

Who can forget Leonard pt 6. (1987)? The only entry in it's franchise (thank goodness) ;-)
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Is there a sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)?

There was no filmed sequel to the 2005 feature film adaptation of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
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Are there movie sequels in which the original movie can be seen?

In The Last Action Hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character (and his arch nemesis) 'come out' of their own action movie and experience the real world. They are eventually exposed to all of the ...
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Would a director revive a dead character for a sequel?

Ramirez, played by Sean Connery, dies in Highlander, and returns to life, with no explanation whatever, in Highlander II. Both films were directed by Russell Mulcahy.
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What was the first movie sequel?

For feature films, it likely was AN HOUR BEFORE DAWN (1913), as it had the same characters such as star as Kate Kirby as CHELSEA 7750 (1913). THE PORT OF DOOM (1913) also featured Kate Kirby. At four ...
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Did what happened to Gwen Stacy meant to make place for Mary Jane?

This question is impossible to answer for sure because we don't know the minds of the film's creators. However as Chopper pointed out above there are contractual reasons why Emma Stone may have been "...
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When do they prepare screenplay for sequels, after casting or before casting?

Screenplays must be ready, or mostly complete, before casting can be done. Without a screenplay or conceptual basis for the characters, how would you know who to cast? That the actor/actress fits what ...
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Is "The 5th Wave" part of the trilogy?

There are no known plans for a sequel, publicly. Only people that would know are Sony Executives that have not made any public announcement. The Book Trilogy wasn't even complete by the time the ...
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What's the term for some sequel where we see the characters in the original but much older?

While this may not fit each and every one of your examples, I think many of these kinds of spin-offs are often referred to as "revivals". Unlike spin-offs, in which a television network ...
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