A sequel is a work in literature, film, or other media that portrays events following those of a previous work. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter
In many cases, the sequel continues elements of the original story, often with the same characters and settings. A sequel can lead to a series, in which key elements appear in a number of stories. A film series is a collection of related films in Succession. Although the difference between more than one sequel and a series is somewhat arbitrary, it is clear that some media franchises have enough sequels to become series, whether originally planned as such or not. A media franchise is an Intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and Trademarks of an original work of media (usually
Sequels are attractive to creators and to publishers because there is less risk involved in returning to a story with known popularity rather than developing new and untested characters and settings. Audiences are sometimes eager for more stories about popular characters or settings, making the production of sequels financially appealing.
If the main character dies at the end of the first work, a new character (perhaps a son or daughter, or a supporting character) may take up the role in the sequel. In other cases, the main character is simply brought back, or determined not to have died, or simply replaced by a new character.
There are a number of ways that subsequent works can be related to chronology of the original. Various neologisms have been coined to describe them. A neologism (from Greek neo = "new" + logos = "word" is a word that although devised relatively recently in a specific time period has been
The most obvious approach is for the events of the second work to directly follow the events of the first, either picking up dangling plot threads or introducing a new conflict to drive the events of a second story. Because this is most common, there is no special term for it.
A sequel that portrays events which precede those of the original work, called a "prequel". A prequel is a work that portrays events and/or aspects of a previously completed narrative but is set prior to the existing narrative These can often avoid the plot problems associated with having to deal with the consequences of the original (e. g. the death of an important character). However they pose the challenge of maintaining dramatic interest when the outcome is already known from the original work, so the focus is usually on the character interactions and/or revealing how the characters and situations of the original work developed.
When there are already two or more completed works, a sequel can portray events which happen between them, bridging one story to the other. An "interquel" is therefore a sequel to one work and a prequel to another. The video game Metroid Prime was released after Metroid and Metroid II, but takes place between them; the same is true for Devil May Cry 4 which takes place between Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2. Metroid Prime is a Video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube, released in North America is the first game in the ''Metroid'' series of video games It was released first for the Famicom Disk System on August 6, 1986 is the second game in the ''Metroid'' series, and the only one on the Nintendo Game Boy. Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment of the ''Devil May Cry'' series. Devil May Cry (frequently abbreviated as DMC) is an Action game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom Devil May Cry 2 is an action Video game published and developed by Capcom in 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation 2. This is more common in ancillary works in other media rather than works in a popular series. For example, the novel The Godfather Returns takes place between the events of the films The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, and the Star Wars multimedia project Shadows of the Empire takes place between the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004 The Godfather is a 1972 Crime drama film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Crime drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded Star Wars Shadows of the Empire is a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm Ltd Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 Space opera Film directed by Irvin Kershner. Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi is a 1983 Space opera Film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas
Similarly, a midquel can take place during a chronology gap within a single previously completed work. For example, the video game Daxter takes place during a two-year gap in Jak II, between the moments when the character of Jak is taken prisoner and when he is rescued. Jak II, subtitled Jak II Renegade in Europe is a Science fiction Platform game developed by Naughty Dog. Another "midquel" would be the film Bambi II, which starts out shortly after the death of the young deer's mother in Bambi, but before the later scenes in which he is an adult. Bambi II is a Disney Animated feature that initially premiered in theaters in Argentina on January 26 2006 before being released as a Direct-to-video BMP and Activin membrane bound inhibitor (BAMBI has a similar extracellular domain as type I receptors in the TGF beta signaling pathway. In recent work the horror movies Saw III and Saw IV run at the same time and meet up at one point in the end. Saw III is the third installment in the Saw series The film is a joint effort of both Saw's writers/directors James Wan Saw IV is the fourth installment in the ''Saw'' series. The film was initially released on October 25 2007 and in the United States on October 26 2007
A sequel can portray the events of a previously completed work from another perspective. As with a prequel, the focus is not on the outcome, but on the characters and previously unrevealed information. For example, the novel Ender's Shadow covers the events of the previous novel Ender's Game from the point of view of a supporting character in the original. Ender's Shadow (1999 is a parallel Science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card with a plot covering some of the events in Ender's Game (1985 is one of the best-known novels by Orson Scott Card. The film The Lion King 1½ is a "parallel" of The Lion King; the same story is told, only from the point of view of Timon and Pumbaa, secondary characters in the original film. The Lion King 1½ (also known as The Lion King 3 Hakuna Matata in some countries is an American Direct-to-video The Lion King is a 1994 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, released in theaters on June 15 1994 Timon and Pumbaa are a fictional Meerkat and Warthog duo first introduced in Disney 's popular 1994 animated film The Lion King The first three novels in author E. E. Knight's Age of Fire series all take place at the same time, yet each book is told from a different character's point of view - the first, Dragon Champion, from grey scaleless dragon Auron's; the second, Dragon Avenger, from his sister Wistala; and the third, Dragon Outcast, from his unnamed copper brother. E E Knight (born March 7, 1965) is a Science fiction and fantasy writer born in La Crosse Wisconsin.
Sometimes there is a large chronological interval between the events in a completed work and its sequel. This can allow the creators additional freedom, since the characters and settings will not be expected to have as much in common. A distant sequel allows time for new conflicts to develop, and a distant prequel need not directly establish the setting for the original. Speaker for the Dead is an extreme example of this, set 3,000 years after the novel Ender's Game. Speaker for the Dead (1986 is a Science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and a sequel to the novel Ender's Game. Ender's Game (1985 is one of the best-known novels by Orson Scott Card. Some of the sequels and prequels in the Chronicles of Narnia series are separated by centuries in the chronology of the fantasy land and/or decades in the chronology of the real world. The series Star Trek: The Next Generation follows the events of the original Star Trek by several decades. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through More moderate chronological distances can result from works being set in "the present" but released years apart, such as The Terminator and its sequels, released in 1984, 1991, and 2003. The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron.
A variety of sequel that allows substantial creative freedom is one that is set in the same "universe" as the original work, but with unrelated plots, and sometimes unrelated characters. A side story in fiction is a form of narrative that occurs alongside established stories set within a fictional universe Screenwriter David Peoples described his film Soldier as a "sidequel" to Blade Runner (which he co-wrote). This article is about David Peoples the screenwriter for the golfer of the same name see David Peoples (golfer. Soldier is a 1998 Science fiction Film directed by Paul WS Anderson. Blade Runner is a 1982 American Science fiction Film, directed by Ridley Scott. When done with the intention of launching a new series of stories, these are often called "spin-offs". A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing See also: gaiden. (a Japanese-language word often translated as " Side story " or "tale" is used to refer to an Anecdote or supplementary biography of
A companion piece is a creative work that is produced as a complementary work to another stand-alone project, but storywise has nothing to do with its predecessor. While a companion piece does not necessarily need to take place within the same "universe" as the predecessor, it must follow-up on specific themes and ideas introduced in the original work. It must also be intentionally meant by its creator to be viewed alongside or within the same context as the earlier work. Examples would include Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood's companion piece to his earlier picture, Flags of Our Fathers), the Road to... pictures starring Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, and Bob Hope, and films featuring the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, or the Tramp. is a 2006 War film directed by Clint Eastwood whose cast includes Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American War film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles Jr Road to refers to a series of seven comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby ( May 3, 1903 &ndash October 14, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American Popular Dorothy Lamour ( December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in The Three Stooges were an American Vaudeville and Comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous Short subject films The Marx Brothers were a popular team of sibling Comedians who appeared in Vaudeville, stage plays film and television The Tramp, also known as The Little Tramp ( Charlot internationally Carlitos in Brazilian Portuguese) was Charlie Chaplin 's most memorable
Very rarely, a sequel to a sequel is called a "threequel" or (less commonly) "triquel". When the third work is (or is expected to be) the last, the works may be collectively known as a "trilogy". A trilogy is a set of three works of art usually Literature, Film, or Video games, that are connected and can be seen either as a single work or three If there are exactly three sequels, it may be called a Quartet, such as the Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle. When more than two or three sequels are produced, they are commonly called a "series," or, less commonly, an "anthology. "
In some cases, the characters or setting of an original film or video game become so valuable that they develop into a media franchise. A media franchise is an Intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and Trademarks of an original work of media (usually A media franchise is an Intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and Trademarks of an original work of media (usually Generally a whole series of sequels is made, along with merchandising. Merchandising refers to the methods practices and operations conducted to promote and sustain certain categories of commercial activity Multiple sequels are often planned well in advance and actors and directors may sign extended contracts to ensure their participation. A huge example of this is Pokemon.
Sequels are most often produced in the same medium as the previous work (e. g. a film sequel is usually a sequel to another film). Producing sequels to a work in another medium has recently become common, especially when the new medium is less costly or time-consuming to produce.
A sequel to a popular – but discontinued – television series may be produced in another medium, thereby bypassing whatever factors led to the series cancellation. Noteworthy examples include the Star Trek films , Serenity (based on the Firefly series), and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Serenity is a 2005 space western Film written and directed by Joss Whedon. Firefly is an American Science fiction Television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me (sometimes referred to as Fire Walk with Me, or internationally Twin Peaks The Movie) is a 1992 movie The Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series was continued after cancellation for another "season" as a comic book. Fictional narratives (and works of art exist beyond their completion e A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative The Gargoyles television series' comic book series, written by series creator, Greg Weisman, was written with a specific agenda to supplant the events of the television property's derided Goliath Chronicles phase. Gargoyles is an American Animated television series created by Greg Weisman. This article is about the comic by Slave Labor Graphics. For the 1995 series by Marvel Comics, see Gargoyles (TV series#Marvel. Greg Weisman (born September 28 1963 in Los Angeles California) is an American Animation Writer and producer most famous
Some highly popular movies and television series have inspired the production of multiple novel sequels, sometimes rivaling or even dwarfing the volume of works in the original medium. An ongoing series of novels (largely interquels) begun in the 1970s were based on the original Star Trek series, with more following with the sequel films and TV series. The novels and graphic novels in the Star Wars Expanded Universe are sequels, prequels, and interquels to the films. A Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded The Star Wars Expanded Universe encompasses all of the officially licensed fictional background of the Star Wars universe outside of the six feature films
Computer games are an increasingly common medium for sequels to films. The Matrix Online, Stranglehold, and Scarface: The World is Yours are sequels to the films The Matrix, Hard Boiled, and Scarface, respectively. The Matrix Online (also known as MxO) is a Massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions Stranglehold (or John Woo Presents Stranglehold) is a Third-person shooter developed by Midway Games (Chicago studio released in Scarface The World Is Yours is a Video game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games. The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction - martial arts - Action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and For the Frank Miller and Geof Darrow Comic book, see Hard Boiled (comic. ' Scarface' is a 1983 Crime film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana
Whether these alternate-medium sequels are considered canonical varies. This article is not about Literary canons of influential works of fiction but about the concept of a canon which defines the world of a particular fictional series Final Fantasy VII Advent Children was produced by the same company responsible for Final Fantasy VII and is therefore canonical, but other sequel or prequel films based on video games, such as Resident Evil, are not. Resident Evil is a British film that was a 2002 Science fiction Horror film based on the same titled series of Bungie Studios, the developer of the Halo video games, considers the novel sequels to be canonical. Bungie is an American Video game developer founded in May 1991 under the name The novels in the Star Wars Expanded Universe are considered canonical by Lucasfilm, the films' production company, though this is often debated amongst fans. Lucasfilm Limited' is an American Film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco California Likewise, the Blade Runner sequel novels are authorized and officially considered canonical, but the issue is also a topic of debate amongst fans.
Sometimes sequels are produced without the consent of the creator of the original work. These may be dubbed unofficial, informal, unauthorized, or illegitimate sequels. In some cases, the work is in the public domain, and there is no legal obstacle to producing sequels, for example Jean Rhys wrote Wide Sargasso Sea as a parallel to Jane Eyre. The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone Jean Rhys ( August 24, 1890 - May 14, 1979) born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams, was a mid 20th century Dominican Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial Parallel novel by Dominica -born author Jean Rhys. Jane Eyre (dʒeɪn ɛə by Charlotte Brontë, published by Smith Elder & Company of London in 1847, is one of the most influential and In other cases, the original creator or their heirs may assert copyrights and challenge the creators of the sequels. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for For example, the estate of Margaret Mitchell sued over Alice Randall's novel The Wind Done Gone, a parallel of Gone with the Wind told from the perspective of the slaves; it was successfully defended as parody. Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell Marsh ( November 8 1900 – August 16 1949) popularly known as Margaret Mitchell was an American Alice Randall (born Detroit Michigan) is an American author and Songwriter. The Wind Done Gone ( 2001) is the first Novel written by Alice Randall. This is about the 1936 American Novel. For the film see Gone with the Wind (film Gone with the Wind is a 1936 American A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Unofficial sequels to works that are still under copyright may change the names of the characters and alter the settings in an attempt to avoid legal action.
The producers of sequels have taken a variety of approaches to titling their works.
In the early years of film, sequels were generally given titles similar to the original and usually made use of the main character's name. When the William Powell-Myrna Loy mystery film The Thin Man (1934) turned out to be a hit, the studio produced several more films featuring the characters, such as After the Thin Man and The Thin Man Goes Home, even though the original "thin man" was the subject of the mystery and not the detective. William Horatio Powell ( July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award -nominated American actor noted Myrna Loy ( August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American Motion picture Actress. The Thin Man was the first of six comic detective Films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After the Thin Man, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James Stewart, is the 1936 sequel to the film The Thin The Thin Man Goes Home is a 1944 Motion picture directed by Richard Thorpe. After the success of A Family Affair (1937), there came a whole series of films starring Mickey Rooney reprising the Andy Hardy character in titles such as Love Finds Andy Hardy and Andy Hardy Meets Debutante. A Family Affair ( 1937) is the first entry in the Andy Hardy film series though Mickey Rooney has a secondary role as the son of Judge Hardy Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr; September 23, 1920) is an American Film Actor and Entertainer whose Andy Hardy was a Fictional character played by Mickey Rooney in an extremely successful MGM film series from 1937 to 1958 Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes entangled with three different girls all at the Andy Hardy Meets Debutante is a 1940 American Family film comedy directed by George B
The James Bond franchise, however, stuck to the titles of Ian Fleming's novels until they ran out, then fashioned new titles with similar forms, none of which use the name "James Bond 007" or a number. James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story Ian Lancaster Fleming ( May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, Journalist and Second World War The Pink Panther series started out with a different title for each (The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, Inspector Clouseau) in the 1960s. The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a Comedy film, starring David Niven A Shot in the Dark is a Comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in the Pink Panther series Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film the third in the popular Pink Panther movie series When the series was resumed after a six year gap, the new approach was to append phrases to "The Pink Panther", many of which came from classic horror films, i. e. Son of Frankenstein, The Mummy's Curse. Son of Frankenstein is the third film in Universal Studios ' Frankenstein series and the last to feature Boris Karloff as The Mummy's Curse is the 1944 horror film follow-up to The Mummy's Ghost which was also released in 1944 Even if the actual Pink Panther diamond that the series takes its name from is not involved in a given sequel, they were named with "Return of", "Strikes Again", "Revenge of", "Trail of", "Curse of" and "Son of" the Pink Panther to clearly associate them with each other.
Numbered sequels (particularly using Roman numerals) became very popular in films and video games in the 1970s and 1980s. Roman numerals are a Numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. The Godfather Part II (1974) was the first major motion picture to use Part II in the title. The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Crime drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. The success of The Godfather, Part II began the Hollywood tradition of numbered sequels; the first sequel to designate itself as such simply by using a number in the title was 1975's French Connection II, and the trend continued with films such as Rocky II, Jaws 2 and Halloween II. French Connection II is a 1975 crime Drama film starring Gene Hackman and directed by John Frankenheimer. Rocky II is the 1979 sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go the distance Jaws 2 is a 1978 horror &ndash Thriller film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Halloween II is a 1981 Horror film set in the fictional Midwest town of Haddonfield Illinois, on Halloween night 1978 Occasionally, a homophonous word is substituted for the number, such as in the case of Look Who's Talking Too, the sequel to Look Who's Talking, or the upcoming film Fletch Won, which is a prequel to the film Fletch. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 Sequel to the commercially successful movie Look Who's Talking ( 1989) Look Who's Talking is a 1989 Comedy film which stars John Travolta (James Ubriacco and Kirstie Alley (Mollie Jensen Fletch Won is the eighth book in the Fletch series of mystery / Comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, and was published in As sequels developed a reputation of being inferior to the original works, the numbering of sequels became less common, or sometimes used for humorous effect. Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is simply the third in the Naked Gun series. Naked Gun 33⅓ The Final Insult is a 1994 Comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun film series which was based The Naked Gun series is a series of three comedy films from 1988 to 1994 written and produced by the Comedy filmmaking trio Zucker Abrahams and Zucker Leonard Part 6 had no predecessors, while History of the World, Part I was made with no intention for a sequel. Leonard Part 6 is a 1987 Comedy film, that parodies spy movies and is directed by Paul Weiland and starring Bill Cosby, who also History of the World Part I is a 1981 Film written produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Many sequels use subtitles instead of numbers or in addition to them, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Underworld: Evolution, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Underworld Evolution is the second film in the ''Underworld'' series, following Underworld in 2003 X-Men The Last Stand is a 2006 Superhero film and the third in the X-Men series Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo is the Sequel to the 1984 Breakdancing Film Breakin'. In other cases, sequels use titles similar to their predecessors, such as Analyze This sequel Analyze That, Meet the Parents sequel Meet the Fockers, and Day of the Dead sequel Land of the Dead. Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. Analyze That is a 2002 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. Meet the Parents is a 2000 American Comedy film written by Greg Glienna and directed by Jay Roach of Austin Meet the Fockers ( 2004) is a Comedy film and a Sequel to Meet the Parents starring Robert De Niro, Ben Day of the Dead (also known as George A Romero's Day of the Dead) is a Horror film by director George A Land of the Dead (also known as George A Romero's Land of the Dead) is the fourth film in George A Some such titles give a playful nod to the numbering practice, as with The Whole Nine Yards sequel The Whole Ten Yards, or Ocean's Eleven sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. The phrase " the whole nine yards " means "completely the whole everything" – e The Whole Ten Yards (2004 is a sequel to the movie The Whole Nine Yards ( 2000) Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 Remake of the 1960 Rat Pack Caper film of the same name. Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film. Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an Ensemble cast.
Throughout this period of numbered sequels, like-named sequels remained somewhat popular, and sometimes the original film was renamed when it was released on home video to match the naming of the sequels. Home video is a blanket term used for pre-recorded media that is either sold or hired for home entertainment What was once known as Star Wars is now known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope (originally released as Star Wars) is a 1977 Space opera Similarly, Raiders of the Lost Ark is known in its current video release as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to better align it with its prequel and sequel, and the DVD of Pitch Black was renamed "The Chronicles Of Riddick: Pitch Black" to help promote it as a predecessor to its sequel The Chronicles Of Riddick. Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 Adventure film directed by Steven Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 period Adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 Adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a story co-written by Executive producer The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction / fantasy / thriller Film.
With the rise of pre-planned series such as The Lord of the Rings, filmmakers turned more to long titles that include the franchise name and the title of the film separated by a colon. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three Live action Fantasy Epic films The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 Examples of these include Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For the video game see Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 Fantasy film directed by Andrew Adamson based on The Lion
Sequel-naming in translation varies. Following the success of Home Alone in Germany (German title: "Allein zu Haus" "Alone at home"), some of Macaulay Culkin's other films were retronymed to capitalise on the success (Uncle Buck became "Allein mit Onkel Buck" "Alone with Uncle Buck"), even though the two films were not linked in the same continuity. Home Alone is a popular movie series The term usually refers to the first film in the series, which by the end of its run was the third highest grossing film of all Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor and writer A retronym is a type of Neologism coined for an old object or concept whose original name has come to be used for something else is no longer unique or is otherwise inappropriate Uncle Buck is a 1989 Comedy-drama starring John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly and Gaby Hoffmann When Dawn of the Dead was released in Italy under the title Zombi, a similar but unrelated Italian film was in production, which was released as Zombi 2. Dawn of the Dead (also known as George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Zombie internationally Zombies in Britain, and alternately called Zombi 2 (also known as Zombie, Island of the Living Dead, Zombie Island, Zombie Flesh Eaters
Numbers in the titles of sequels sometimes indicate the order in which the sequel was produced, regardless of the chronological events in the story. For example, the video game Devil May Cry 3 was the third title in the Devil May Cry series to be produced, though it is a prequel that takes place before the events of Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2. Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening, released in Japan as Devil May Cry 3, is an Action game that was developed by Capcom Production A prequel is a work that portrays events and/or aspects of a previously completed narrative but is set prior to the existing narrative Devil May Cry (frequently abbreviated as DMC) is an Action game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom Devil May Cry 2 is an action Video game published and developed by Capcom in 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation 2. The upcoming Devil May Cry 4 is an interquel set between the original game and Devil May Cry 2. Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment of the ''Devil May Cry'' series. However, while the sequel to the Japanese movie Ring was called Ring 2, the subsequent prequel was Ring 0. is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery Film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel of the same name For the 2005 American horror film see The Ring Two. Ring 2 (リング2 Ringu 2) (1999 directed by Hideo Nakata, is the Ring 0 Birthday (リング0 2009 Ringu 0 2009) is a 2000 Japanese film the Prequel to the film Ring.
Occasionally a work is designated as a sequel to an unrelated but similar work strictly for marketing purposes. After releasing the computer game Quake, developer id Software decided to name its next game Quake II, despite the fact that the two games are completely unrelated. Quake is a First-person shooter Computer game that was released by Id Software on June 22, 1996. id Software (ɪd officially is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Quake II, released on December 9 1997, is a First person shooter computer game developed by Id Software and distributed Quake III is also unrelated to either of the previous Quake games, although Quake 4 continues the story of Quake II. Quake III Arena or Quake 3, abbreviated as Q3A or Q3, is a Multiplayer First-person shooter Quake 4 is the fourth title in the series of Quake FPS computer games.
In recent years, many sequels have been given the name of the title character, to imply a new beginning for a series. For example, the sixth Rocky film was titled Rocky Balboa; the sixth St Trinian's film was titled St. Trinian's; and the fourth Rambo movie, following on from First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III was called Rambo. St Trinian's is the sixth in a long-running series of films based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle. First Blood (also known as Rambo First Blood) is a 1982 action / Adventure film directed by Ted Kotcheff. Rambo First Blood Part II, released on May 22, 1985, is the second movie in the Rambo series starring Sylvester Stallone Rambo III is a 1988 American Action film released on May 25, 1988. Rambo (also known as Rambo IV or John Rambo) is a 2008 Action film starring Sylvester Stallone