15 Movies That Never Gave Us (Promised) Sequels
Leaving a movie open for a sequel is a bold move, even if the film is a success. It is building a promise toward the audience, so there needs to be money, potential, and confidence to leave unanswered questions, tease a continuing plot thread, or have a post-credits scene that hints at something else coming to a theater near you in the not too distant future. Sometimes this pays off, leading to a successful film franchise in which virtually every single movie will feature some form of lead-in to the next one over and over again until God kills Earth. Then in the afterlife, we'll probably get sequels there, too.
This Imageset is not about those movies.
It can be really embarrassing for a bad movie to tease a sequel that everyone in the audience either knows it's not going to happen or, even worse, doesn't want it to happen. Hubris, thy name is “sequel promise.” Here are some movies that teased a “part two” but didn't deliver.