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5 Unnecessary, Unwanted Sequels That Bit The Dust & 5 More That Are Somehow Getting Made

13 March 2012 12:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier today, producer/enemy of quality Neal Moritz confirmed what anyone with a brain and cursory knowledge of the box office charts of early 2011 was aware of: a sequel to "Green Hornet," his Michel Gondry-directed, Seth Rogen-led superhero movie of last January, isn't happening any time soon. The film wasn't a giant flop -- it made a good-but-not-great $98 million domestically, part of a total $227 million worldwide haul. Not a bad number, but considering the movie cost $120 million plus whatever they poured into the extensive marketing campaign, the profit margin was likely razor thin.

But that being said, had it gone forward, "Green Hornet" wouldn't have been the first film deemed a disappointment to end up getting a sequel. Sometimes it's a face-saving move (as when Disney loudly announced development on a "Tron: Legacy" sequel, hiring a writer last summer, despite the film underwhelming financially), sometimes it's a lack of imagination, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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