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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 Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver (1967) (a.k.a. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse) and Encarnação do Demônio (2008) (a.k.a. Embodiment of Evil) which both star José ...


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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. However, it's animated and the original was live action. Also noteworthy is Belle toujours from 2006, the sequel to Luis Bunuel's Belle de jour from 1967 in which ...


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Well, let's think about this, why are only humans used for the harvesting power? Where are all the organisms? You know the ones that don't need the sun. Morpheus: A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. We don't know who struck first - us, or them. But we know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time they were dependent on ...


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Now that I think about it, I think the biggest inconsistency - besides Neo suddenly gaining power in 'the real world' at the end of the second film - is the travel that Neo takes to get to The Architect in the second film, and The Architect's implication that this Neo is the 7th (or perhaps more - it's been a while since I saw the film) version to meet him. ...


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The biggest one that springs to mind is the fact that he is 'all powerful' within the matrix by the end of the first film, and actually stops it from running. Then in the next film he's just quite good at fighting, but not really omnipotent like in the first film.


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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 desire. It seems from this interview that if things were left out of the first film, it wasn't a plan but more something that opened possibilities and inspired ...


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The Fall of a Nation (1916) According to LiveScience: "The Fall of a Nation," released in 1916, is considered the first feature-length movie sequel, according to "The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History" (BL Press, 2006). Directed and co-written by Thomas Dixon, Jr., the silent film is a sequel to director D.W. Griffith's controversial 1915 ...


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Probably the most famous example I can think of for this is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Despite his rather untimely demise in the previous film, Arnie is back albeit technically as a different terminator in the second film - however I fully admit I don't know enough about the film to know if this was always intended, or simply happened due to the financial ...


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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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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 people to imagine this movie was made to set up a sequel and that the plan was built into the structure of the film. But it was not that way, at all.”


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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. This technique is also applied in Wes Craven's New Nightmare, a horror film where all the characters from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series appear as ...


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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 sure if anything else comes from the other two books as I just started the second book, Authority. As for the scenes that are familiar to you, it could just ...


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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, while the sequel is "real." A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted ...


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I accept that it's not a movie but perhaps the canonical example of this is the return of Sherlock Holmes. Wanting to devote more time to his serious novels, Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Holmes by having him plunge to his death from the Reichenbach Falls locked in a struggle to the death with his arch-enemy Moriarty. Eight years later in real life (but ...


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The Land Before Time series has a total of 13 movies, they seem to all be sequels. This compares to Friday the 13th franchise with 12 movies. However, the newest one is a reboot of the series so, imho, is not a direct sequel/prequel.


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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 Grindlewald and Dumbledore.


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For me, the greatest inconsistency is the Neo with superpowers at the end of the second movie in the 'real world'. It's a cheap trick that breaks the matrix own rules with the universe showed in the first movie.


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Naked Gun 33 1/3 is in fact only the third film in the series.


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Bobby Ewing in Dallas is a fine example


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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 Mahendra Sandhu as Agent Vinod.


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After searching for a long time i concluded that Nigahen: Nagina Part II is the first Bollywood sequel follow-up of Nagina (1986). (Sources:1,2)


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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 and a couple other Suicide Squad characters in it. A couple other possibilities are Batman: Assault on Arkham and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. That ...


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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 was an action movie with Fearless Nadia as lead role. This movie is one of the earliest female-lead movies. From the Wikipedia page of the movie: A story of ...


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It was definitely not a plan from the start to have sequels with nine-year gaps. I'm having trouble finding the interview I read where they initially said the first sequel was not planned at the time, but grew organically as they kept in touch. For Before Midnight, Ethan Hawke said in Entertainment Weekly (May 10, 2013 issue, page 45): ... But we never ...


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The question of how much time has elapsed since the events of Kick-Ass is answered early on in the sequel in a news report that Dave and his two buddies watch on TV: They may wear costumes, but it isn't Halloween. They're real life superheroes and in the two years since the first ordinary citizens donned capes and masks, the movement has started to spread....


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"Insidious: Chapter 2" is a direct sequel of the 2011 movie Insidious. Wikipedia at help. The film received the title of Insidious: Chapter 2 because it is a direct continuation of the first installment. However, the tone of the film was to be more grounded than in the first film, with Wan citing his work on The Conjuring as an influence to how he and ...


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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 placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie, “Rowling said at the Empire Theatre in London.” But I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re ...


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Most often when they want to revive a character they start the sequel with an explanation why the character didn't die in the end. It doesn't have to make much sense of course, but well. In Death Race (2 and 3) for example it is shown that the main character didn't die and another guy was wearing the mask of the main character during the fatal race. More ...


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I haven't seen the Chapter 2 yet but I have seen the first movie and trailers for the second movie which appeared to be a direct continuation from the first movie and trailers also seemed to show more light into the origins of the some of the events shown in the first movie. I would advise you to watch the first before the second, so you're not feeling ...


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Well, I was very much convinced with the first part and even the second part for that matter where the version of matrix gets upgrading. In fact the Viral concept of Agent Smith could not have been depicted more appropriately. But hell broke loose in the third part. I personally prefer they never took it. Neo being blind and having a vision in the live ...


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