Every super hit movie turns out to be a franchise nowadays. But there are some movies with planned trilogies that never saw a light because the sequels were not successful enough. Here is a list of 10 movie trilogies that will never be completed.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army directed by Guillermo del Toro managed to make $160 million worldwide, but its success was not enough to release the third installment of the movie and that is why viewers will never be able to watch Hellboy 3.
2. National Treasure
In spite of collecting $460 million worldwide with National Treasure: Book of Secrets, viewers did not get to see the third part of the movie and the suspense of page 47 still remains vague.
After 30 years, Disney released the sequel to Tron, which gathered average critic reviews and a modest amount of $400 million worldwide, but it was not enough for Disney to come up with Tron 3. You never know, it may take Disney another 30 years to release.
Soon after the success of Kick-Ass, Director Matthew Vaughn brought Kick-Ass 2 to life. He also announced the trilogy of the movie after the second part, but it never happened. Maybe because Kick-Ass 2 did not perform as well as the first part.
5. 28 Days Later
Following ‘28 Days Later’, we were served with another dose of entertainment with ‘28 Weeks Later’. And further, Danny Boyle gave us a hope to watch ‘28 Months Later’, the trilogy of the movie, but that did not happen and we are still hoping to see it.
6. Kill Bill
Kill Bill was split into two parts – Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2. Both the movies became a cult hit in the years they were released and the director Quentin Tarantino also indicated plans for Volume 3 but so many years have passed and there seems no progress.
After breaking records with Batman, viewers were served with more Batman adventures with the sequel ‘Batman Returns’. But trilogy never happened because of the under-performance of the second part.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was the first Millennium movie, generated huge profit. Sony was sure about releasing the sequels back to back, but Craig demanded too much money. There seems some possibility of the sequels in 2018 but with a completely changed cast.
9. Fantastic Four
The success of Fantastic Four led Fox to announce a sequel ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’, which unluckily, performed slightly worse than the former part and the hopes for another dose died.
Despite the global success of the first two parts of the Ghostbuster, director Ivan Reitman backed out of directing Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent.