Why Pirates Of The Caribbean Was Doomed to Run Out of SteamAs the 21st century dawned, Disney had a ridiculous idea: make a feature film based on one of their theme park rides. Usually, it's the other way around, where theme park rides are designed for people to relive an existing Disney film. And the ride they chose was Pirates Of The Caribbean, so movie people laughed. Everyone knows pirates were played out! What did Disney think this is, the 1960s? But the movie Pirates Of The Caribbeanwas made, and was a huge hit in 2003. It had action, adventure, and was quite funny, too. It had big stars and a beautiful historical setting. So of course they had to crank out sequel after sequel, which could never live up to the first movie, which was pretty much perfect on its own. Nerdstalgic looks at the inevitable problems with trying to recreate lightning in a bottle, as each Pirates sequel took the franchise downhill. -via Digg ​#PiratesoftheCaribbean #franchise #sequel
HBO is Planning a Sequel to Game of Thrones After AllHBO is betting big bucks that viewers will come back to the world in which Game of Thrones was set. The company is working on seven prequel projects, three of them animated, starting with House of the Dragon which debuts in August. And now they are reportedly working on an actual sequel to Game of Thrones which will follow the post-Games life of Jon Snow.​Actor Kit Harrington is set to reprise the role he played for eight seasons on the original show. The new series will follow his life among the Wildings, free folk who live north of the seven kingdoms. Even for fans who were turned off by the final season of Game of Thrones, the premise is intriguing. Those people had more fun than anyone else in the series. The series also opens up the possibility of other characters from the original series to show up- after all, most of the survivors are related to Snow in one way or another. We especially hope for the return of Tormund Giantsbane, played by Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju. The sequel is still in early development, but having Harrington on board makes it more likely to happen. It will probably be several years before we see Jon Snow again. Until then, we know nothing.#GameofThrones #sequel #JonSnow  
Spinal Tap II is Finally ComingThis is Spinal Tap graced screens in 1984, and we've been talking about a sequel ever since. It looks like it's finally happening. The relaunched Castle Rock Entertainment has announced that its first project is Spinal Tap II, starring Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest as the metal band Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner will return to direct, forty years after his directorial debut became a hit. So what story will the sequel tell all these years later?“They haven’t spent any time together recently, and that became the premise. The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, he passed away. In reality, Tony Hendra passed away. Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more concert. She was basically going to sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood we’ll get into and they’re thrown back together and forced to deal with each other and play this concert.”The band also hated the "documentary" that Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) made about them in the '80s, so he will be trying to redeem himself in the new film. The plan as it is now is to release Spinal Tap II on the 40th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, which will be on March 2, 2024. Read more about the project at Deadline.-via Metafilter#spinaltap #thisisspinaltap #sequel #spinaltapII