8 Teen Movie Series That Got Prequels After the OG Franchise Finished
We’ve all felt the bitter pain of seeing a favorite movie franchise come to a close after many years of being dedicated to the series. While it’s painful for us, the audience, to see long-loved stories come to an end, want to know who it’s even more painful for? The movie studios who made big bucks off of these blockbusters for many years! Some film execs see the audience desire for more and decide to just keep tacking on more and more installments (Pirates of the Caribbean, for example), even if the OG plan was for the franchise to be done and over with.
But at times flicks seem to wrap up perfectly with no loose ends, meaning that adding on would seem basically impossible. In these cases, some movie makers decide they can keep capitalizing off of the fandoms… by time traveling! Enter: the prequel.
The Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)
Prequel: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
When part two of The Deathly Hallows premiered in 2011, there was not a dry eye in the house. It seemed like the end of an era. While Harry, Ron & Hermione haven't come back to us on screen (yet!!!), J.K. Rowling's prequel book, which still takes place in the same Wizarding World as HP, hit theaters last fall.
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts is in production now, too, so even though Jo recently crushed our hopes of a new film with the OG Hogwarts crew, we still have something to look forward to.
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