Buddy Marcelle: I want the same thing you want. Adonis Creed: And what’s that? Buddy Marcelle: In the history of boxing there have been 77 heavyweight champions. You know that? And how many do you think they know? Four? Five? The belt ain’t enough. You need a narrative. Something that sticks to the ribs. Your dad, he knew that.
Russell Hornsby and Adonis Creed Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 (2018), the eighth film in the Rocky franchise that began in 1976. In a story that has a powerful connection to previous films in the franchise, Apollo Creed’s son must face off in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son.
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.
With Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth in the franchise getting rave reviews, I just had to do a quiz for you all to celebrate. As Australian films has already been covered, I’ve decided to look at which other films have had lasted so long. As you can see, it’s been a pretty mixed bag. Answers below, where your comments are always welcome. Look out for Part 2 coming soon.