Top Five Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films Begging for a Sequel
I think the idea of Hollywood trying to be very original sounds great, but it's not really going to happen. There are a lot of reasons, but just take a look at what happened when Jupiter Rising was released. Original, and it bombed.
Instead, Hollywood likes the safety of a built-in audience, and as we can see from movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Tron: Legacy, they're not that picky about how long ago a movie was originally made.
With that in mind, here are some movies that Hollywood should seriously look at making sequels out of.
This was from back when George Lucas could still make decent movies. Willow wasn't that much of a departure from the Star Wars franchise in the grand scheme of things. People could do things via mystical powers that others couldn't. Roguish badasses protected naive travelers who hadn't ventured far from home, and so on.
That said, Willow was still pretty original and it was also a hell of a lot of fun.
While the story was fairly complete, there was still an entire world to explore. We know this because Lucas teamed up with Chris Claremont of X-Men comics fame and put out a couple of books that continued the story with an older Elora Danan.
However, that's no excuse not to put the story on film or, even better, go original. Now that Disney owns Lucasfilms, perhaps we'll get that opportunity. After all, the first movie was good family fun. That's right up Disney's alley.