With The Jungle Book and Zoolander (and the third Ghostbusters film 27 years after its second outing) releasing sequels this year long after their original stories, it got me thinking which other films have had similar gaps. So below are six films that kept its fans waiting a long time for the second outing. How will you do? As always, feel free to share your scores and comments. And if the topic of sequels interests you, why not try my earlier quiz on forgotten sequels.
1. The Hustler (1961) – The Color of Money (1986)
2. Tron (1982) – Tron 2 (2010)
3. The Hitcher (1986) – The Hitcher : I’ve Been Waiting (2003)
4. Wall Street (1987) – Money Never Sleeps (2010)
5. Clerks (Oct 1994) – Clerks 2 (2006)
6. Dumb and Dumber (Dec 1994) – Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
5 out of 6, Alex! Thanks for the great quiz.
Nice score Ann. Hope you’re having a super fun weekend.
I got 4/6
Not bad dude. It makes you think if any films out recently will have sequels decades from now.
It really makes me think about that top.
Are there any you’d be curious to see?
So many. Let me get back to you on that one.
Fun subject for a quiz, Alex.
Thanks. You’d be amazed how big a gap some have had. Shame most of them are disappointing.
Cool quiz, Alex. Missed the Clerks.
One of my favourite films. Think you’d love it. The ultimate slacker delight. I wasn’t too crazy about the sequel mind.
Mr Pillowman had me eating my chair laughing so hard.
I got them all, even though there are two movies on the list I’ve never seen–I just know the images. I had to look up and see what the longest time between sequels has been, and for a theatrical to theatrical release, it’s Fantasia, with a month and a half over 59 years passing before Fantasia 2000 came out. There’s 62 1/2 years between Bambi and Bambi II, but the later was a direct-to-video release.
Unbelievable isn’t it? How well do you remember Fantasia? I didn’t know about Bambi, though not surprised it went straight to video. I don’t remember there being an angle for a second film. And big congrats on your faultless score 🙂
I saw both Fantasia and Bambi at a drive-in when I was a kid. I just remember Fantasia being a complete trip, most of which I didn’t understand at the time. I seem to recall a story where someone told Walt Disney, as they were completing the movie that no one was going to “get” this movie, and he said something like, I don’t expect anyone to understand this film for about thirty years. The story might not be true, but it sounds like something he would have said.
What a cool anecdote either way. That does sound like something he’d say 🙂
I got 6 out of 6!
No, I didn’t.
I got 2 out of 6 and I’m
not happy about it
Alex. I blame you! 😠
Good day, sir.
You’re faultless in plenty of other things 🙂
That’s not bad 🙂
Got ’em all! : )
I thought you’d do wel on this one. How many of the 12 have you seen?
Let’s see… Both Trons, the first Hitcher, first Wall Street, both Clerks, first Dumb & Dumber. : )
Did anyone like the sequel to The Hitcher?!
Lol. Probably not! It looks dreadful. : )
Better luck next time. I’ll have a think about which topic to do next.
5/6! The only one I didn’t know was the first one 🙂 great quiz as ever Alex 🙂
Impressive stuff as per usual Emma 🙂
Oh you!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
4/6! I’ve never seen The Hustler, should give it a go!
Let me know if it inspires you to play more pool 🙂
1/6, I am terrible at this!
I cover plenty of topics. I know you’ll ace one soon enough 🙂
The only one I didn’t get right was The Hitcher as I haven’t seen the first one.
Still a great score. I liked The Hitcher. Funny to think it was inspired by a Doors song.
Only 3 and a half this time, and the Tron films are all I’ve seen. Great quiz!
Not too bad. How did you get half?
The first picture made me think of The Color of Money, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember its prequel.
There was a fair old gap between them.
5/6. Didn’t get Clerks much to my shame. I was thinking Psycho but I was thinking when is he around shop goods? And still I jumped the gun. A Perfect score eludes me today. Well played quiz master, well played. 🙂
It’s still a high average 🙂 I have such a soft spot for Clerks. It really cracks me up.