Movie franchises: it's the world we live in. Between Star Wars, the MCU, the failed Tom Cruise Mummyverse, the DCEU, and an endless parade of Sherlock Holmes things, it can often seem like we're drowning in sequels. Fortunately, most of them are good! You're telling me you wouldn't want to live in a world without Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier? Get right the hell out of town. That movie rules. The first Captain America is fine, but Captain America 2 is sublime. That said, sequel ideas can get a little out of hand sometimes. It's actually hard to capitalize on a good idea. 

Sometimes it takes a lot of bad ideas to arrive at a good idea. Just ask J.J. Abrams. So let’s take a look at some of the more bizarre story pitches Hollywood people have floated for movie sequels. You know, to really appreciate what we actually got.

15 Bonkers Movie Sequels We Almost Got - According to Emilio Estevez, The Breakfast Club almost had a sequel with some kind of switched personalities.
Source: Moviefone

15 Bonkers Movie Sequels We Almost Got - Nick Cave wrote a sequel to Gladiator that involved Maximus waking up in the afterlife, killing some god, onl
Source: BBC

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