If you like this thread, 100% of the credit for it goes to Winston Bongo (if you don’t like the thread, well, I guess I am to blame)
In the thread currently working on why folks don’t like Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again - the sequel to the amazing, wonderful, one-of-the-best-comics-ever The Dark Knight Returns, Winston Bongo states:
I love the thought of that - saying “LA LA LA LA LA LA - You don’t exist if I don’t want you to!!”
So what would you put highest on your list of Sequels that Don’t Exist? For me:
The Matrix was a great standalone movie, wasn’t it?
Dune - after Children of Dune (although I find the prequels by his son to be serviceable space opera, so they are allowed to exist, but on a different quality level)
Ender’s Game - the original 3 sequels (Speaker…, Xenocide and Children of the Mind) - but I like Ender’s Shadow and do allow that to exist.
The Killer Angels - haven’t acknowledged that Shaara’s son wrote anything - that book is so perfect, I don’t want to know about the other stuff…
and as an honorable mention - Greedo NEVER shot first, right?