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A long wait for a sequel: an ONTD original

Sometimes a movie’s ending seems like it’s set up for a sequel, other times a sequel that you didn’t know you wanted (or even needed) comes along years & years later.

This post was inspired by the multi-decade gap between Mary Poppins & Mary Poppins returns.

Jane and Michael Bank are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival a magical Mary Poppins. Inspired by the books series by Pamela Lyndon Travers.

Now an adult with three children, Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find the missing proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all hope seems lost, Michael and his sister receive a surprise when Mary Poppins returns to save the day

Time between sequels: 54 years.
Was it worth making? Well, so far Mary Poppins returns has a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes so I’d say yes.

Epic drama focuses on the life of Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara during and after the U.S. Civil War. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.

A 4-part TV mini series where Scarlett travels near & far to win back Rhett Butler.
Based on the novel Alexandra Ripley, who supposedly used Mitchell's notes for the book.

Time between sequels: 54 years.
Was it worth making? With a 6.5 rating on IMDB roughly equivalent to 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, that would indicate yes. But as someone who watched it, I’d say no.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, farm girl Dorothy and her dog, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz.

After shock treatment Dorothy is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins.

Time between sequels: 46 years
Was it worth making? With a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes & as someone who saw it I’d say no.

A former police officer workings as a “Blade Runner” is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of replicants in a futuristic Los Angeles.

A new Blade Runner for the Los Angeles Police Department unearths a secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him to find a former Blade Runner who's been missing for decades.

Time between sequels: 35 years.
Was it worth making? With a 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, apparently the answer is yes.

Luke Skywalker battles Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and defeat the Galactic Empire.

Decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the First Order.

Time between sequels: 33 years. I know some of you are thinking weren’t there other movies? 1. They were prequels and 2. The less said about those, the better.
Was it worth making? With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes the answer is apparently yes, although some old-school fans may disagree.

Cinderella & the direct to video/dvd Cinderella II: Dreams Come True-- 52 years.
Tron & Tron 2-- 28 years
The Hustler & The Color of Money-- 25 years
Carrie & The Rage: Carrie 2-- 23 years
Wall street & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps-- 23 years
Psycho & Psycho 2-- 23 years

Sources: Me, myself & I
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOfH7uEojKk
Rotten Tomatoes https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mary_poppins_returns
IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108915/
Tags: disney, film, film - drama, film - historical, film - science fiction, film trailer / stills / clips, jared leto / 30stm, ontd original, ryan gosling, star wars, warner bros

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