This year’s box office has thrown up surprising (and not so surprising) results, yielding a string of potential sequels and follow-ups.
The Hollywood Reporter has just released a rundown of all of this year's films that are likely to soon have, or which have already confirmed, sequel plans. And along with the list of titles confirmed or assumed (Snow White And The Huntsman, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers), there were also some that hadn't yet been confirmed.
Apparently Universal is in the early stages of considering sequels to both Ted (a surprise huge hit at the box office) and American Pie: Reunion even though we all thought (or hoped) that was the end note for Jason Biggs and his jerk-off jokes.
Apparently Fox is moving ahead with a 2014 or 2015 sequel to Prometheus (pictured) despite its polarised reception, with Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender all set to return (though the same can't be said for screenwriter Damon Lindelof).
The sound of another Men In Black film conjures up the same groan-inducing feelings that news of another American Pie film does, but it seems that Will Smith may be busting aliens for another film yet with Sony stating that it's committed to prolonging the franchise. The box office hit 21 Jump Street has also spawned a sequel with stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill scheduled to shoot in fall 2013.
While The Dark Knight Rises marked the definitive end note for Christopher Nolan's franchise, the studio has found a surprise potential franchise in the male-stripper romp Magic Mike. A Steven Soderbergh film gaining a potential sequel over Universal's disappointing performer, Battleship, perhaps shows that audiences have some taste after all... or they just appreciate shirtless men over board games.