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Beetlejuice 2 Is in the Works! 10 More Movie Sequels We’d LOVE to See

Recently, it was revealed that Tim Burton is in talks to make a follow-up to his cult hit Beetlejuice. The 1988 film is classic Burton and continues to be beloved year after year. And this week, it was reported that Michael Keaton will return to play the iconic role of the wacky and mischievous spirit. With the news that a Beetlejuice sequel would be a go, we got to thinking, “What other sequels would we like to see?”

We put together a list of ten films that we would LOVE to see sequels to, from yearning to know what happened to Samantha and Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles to what happened to Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate.

Check them out here — which one would you most like to see?

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    Check out these 10 films that we would love to see sequels of!

  • Sixteen Candles 2 of 11
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    If you were once an adolescent girl, then you know ALL about Jake Ryan. Yes, THAT Jake Ryan. 78% of the female population that has seen Sixteen Candles had a great big crush on Jake after seeing the movie. No, that 78% is not a piece of official data — the true number is probably more — but regardless, it was so hard not to have your heart skip a beat watching him sit with Samantha on the dining room table with that birthday cake. But what happens after that? Do they continue dating through high school and through college? Do they get married and have beautiful Jake Ryan juniors? And a sequel would be so easy to name ... tell me that 30 Candles doesn't just write itself.

     

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  • The Princess Bride 3 of 11
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    In real life, the Princess may have married and then divorced Sean Penn, and Westley may have gone on to appear on the X-Files, Psych and in Saw, but what I personally am more interested in is what happens to the characters of Princess Buttercup and Westley. And there is a glimmer, a tiny itsy-bitsy sliver of hope, that we could some day find out what happens.

     

    At a Princess Bride reunion, the film's writer William Goldman stated: "I'm desperate to make it and write it and I don't know how... I would love to make it, more than anything else I've not written."

     

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  • Goodfellas 4 of 11
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    Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Goodfellas was based on the true life of gangster Henry Hill. The film ends with actor Ray Liotta (who played Hill) looking up at the camera, picking up his morning paper, resigned to be a "regular schmuck." But life went on for the real Henry Hill; he entered the witness protection program, got in more trouble, got divorced, and was finally kicked out of the witness protection program in 1987. Hill died at the age of 69. A film showing what happened to Hill after the cameras stopped in Goodfellas would be an interesting journey. But only if Martin Scorsese was directing, that is.

     

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  • Heathers 5 of 11
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    There are some things that happen in high school that will haunt you for the rest of your life, but they pale (hopefully) in comparison to what Veronica (Winona Ryder) went through in Heathers.

     

    I would love to see what happened to Veronica. Does she follow in J.D.'s murderous ways, or does she just spends months, if not years, in therapy?

     

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  • The Graduate 6 of 11
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    Did you know that there was a sequel to The Graduate in book form? Neither did I. But apparently, the author of The Graduate, Charles Webb, wrote a follow-up called Home School. But it took him 40 years to revisit Benjamin Braddock and Mrs. Robinson.

     

    In the sequel, it turns out that Elaine and Benjamin DO become a couple and start a family. Apparently, "Home School takes place in the '70s, with Benjamin and Elaine fighting the authorities in Westchester County for the right to teach their children at home. Benjamin becomes so desperate he reaches out to the one person they've moved across county to avoid — the boys' grandmother, Mrs. Robinson."

     

    Will a movie version ever be made for this post-Graduate piece? Time will tell!

  • The Breakfast Club 7 of 11
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    What happens after the gang of The Breakfast Club leaves the library? Does Claire ever hook up with Andrew or John? Does Allison go goth? Does Brian make it big in the tech sector? I don't know about you, but I've always wondered what happened to this eclectic cast of characters. The subject of a Breakfast Club sequel was a talked about notion. John Hughes once said, "I know everybody would love to watch it, but I'm too fond of those characters ... there's no excuse that could ever put them in the same room ever again. There isn't anything in their lives after high school relevant to that day."

     

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  • The Incredibles 8 of 11
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    Pixar has made a second Monsters film, they've made THREE with the cast of Toy Story, and they are currently working on a follow-up to Finding Nemo. But one film that fans have been begging for is a follow-up to The Incredibles. Good news one could, perhaps, maybe be made.

     

    "I have been thinking about it," director Brad Bird told The Hollywood Reporter. "People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head." He added, "I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get 'em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that."
    Fingers crossed!
  • Annie Hall 9 of 11
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    Okay, to be honest, I don't really care what happens to Woody Allen's character in Annie Hall. What I want to know is what happens to Annie! We know she ended up in Los Angeles and was working on a singing career, but did she make it big? Did she go all "Hollywood"? Did she continue hanging out with Paul Simon? What, oh what happened to Annie Hall?

     

    And although Woody Allen has never made a sequel, he did flirt with the idea of making one for Annie Hall. "I did think once that it would be interesting to see Annie Hall and the guy I played years later," Allen said to Vanity Fair. "Diane Keaton and I could meet now that we're about twenty years older, and it could be interesting, because we parted, to meet one day and see what our lives have become."

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  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 10 of 11
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    Okay, there was a sequel to Ferris Bueller's Day Off  in a way. Matthew Broderick took on the role that made him famous in earlier this year in an ad that played during the Super Bowl.

     

    But it also turns out there is actually a script for a sequel called Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off. The film script follows "everyone's favorite high school hot shot coming up on his 40th birthday in the midst of success as a motivational speaker by way of his "Life Moves Pretty Fast" credo. With his friend Cameron at his side managing the business, all hell breaks loose when Ferris decides he wants just one more day off."

     

    Would you see that movie? I'm not sure, but it would be nice to see Broderick playing that kind of role again.

     

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  • E.T. 11 of 11
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    When E.T. ends, do you feel a deep need to know more? What happens to the adorable alien and the family that loves him? And you know what? We ALMOST found out. Apparently, director Steven Spielberg and E.T. writer Melissa Mathison put together a pitch for a sequel, E.T.: Nocturnal Fears. Hollywood.com states that "the sequel picked up soon after the end of the first film, Elliot out of school for the summer and dealing with feelings of loneliness in the absence of E.T. His family is closer and reinvigorated after their otherworldly encounter, with Elliot's mom divorcing Elliot's dad and finding new romance with Dr. Keys (Peter Coyote's character from the first film)." Oh, and evil aliens turn up.

     

    But a sequel to E.T. never happened, and for good reason. "Sequels can be very dangerous because they compromise your truth as an artist," Spielberg said. "I think a sequel to E.T. would do nothing but rob the original of its virginity. People only remember the latest episode, while the pilot tarnishes."

     

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