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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a "Dune: Part Three" in the works?

In a word, yes. Dune, Part III (Based on the novel Dune Messiah) has been officially greenlit. Given the success of the previous two movies, it's highly likely that it will progress into production, ...
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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't Spike know Jerry in Puttin' On the Dog?

Every episode has to be reasonably self-contained. You never know what order people will see them in. These cartoons weren't designed to be shown once on TV and never seen again, they were to cycle ...
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Did this character actually die in Chapter 4?

It's left deliberately vague. In a new interview with Empire, however, franchise director Chad Stahelski revealed that fans nearly saw a much different conclusion to the franchise's fourth ...
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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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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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Is the ThanksKilling franchise the only franchise to skip its sequel?

The obvious example that comes to mind is the rebranding of Star Wars as Star Wars: Episode IV. Of course, episodes I, II and III would be made, but not for over two decades.
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

Both contain references to the modern world, the original series being set after the lunar landings, and the re-imaged series being set 150,000 years before today. The implication of the final ...
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

I don't think it can be a sequel as both series show the destruction of, and evacuation from, Caprica and its colonies. The final episodes of the new series show that the phrase "all this has happened ...
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