No, I don’t mean Indiana Jones 4 and such things. I guess we wanted that sequel, but a lot of folks were quite content with the original three movies. Even Episode VII, which was excellent, was not wanted, especially after the disastrous prequels. It was a blessing, but we were not actually asking for it. And, from announcement to theater, Episode VII was actually quite quickly made.
I have no set idea of what constitutes too long, but what movies did you really want a sequel, but by the time they came out…it had been a bit too long for enough people to care?
If you are curious, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 prompted this. I wasn’t a huge fan, but my wife liked the first movie. Even she said, “Uh…we aren’t anticipating this now. They missed the window on this one.”
For me, it was** Prince Caspian** and Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I mean, the first Narnia movie was very well done and was a pretty big hit. Why did we have to wait 2 1/2 years for its sequel? I thought the sequel was actually superior, but the 2 1/2 years kind of killed the buzz on it. Then, they followed that with another 2 1/2 years before the third one came out.* All adequate movies, but not made with quick enough production. Harry Potter taught us quality books can be rapidly made into quality movies if you hire the right people and spend the money.
I also wish Chronicles of Riddick had been a quicker, smaller sequel to Pitch Black. And yes, they waited even longer and made a third one. Great movies, all of them. Destroyed box-office-wise from the waits, though. Third one was the best of the bunch, too.
*Yes, they are now making Silver Chair. New creative team and new casting of key roles, but an even longer delayed sequel.