16 Movies That Were Originally Supposed To Be Sequels
Have you ever enjoyed a major motion picture and felt something familiar? No, no, not the sticky floor feeling, the film! Something familiar about the film you're watching. Sure, it's an original movie or start to a franchise, but it sort of feels like a continuation of something you've seen before. Well, there are some cases when that feeling is justified and you're not some form of cinema-based conspiracy theorist.
There have been several great films that were originally conceived as sequels to other popular movies. However, due to a falling out, a change in the script, or some other reason, the sequel was altered to become its own thing, with mixed results. Without Rocky IV, there would be no Predator. Without Die Hard, Speed 2 wouldn't have had a script. Forget it, Jake, without Chinatown there would be no Who Framed Roger Rabbit?!
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