Most Anticipated Sequels, Prequels, and Spin-Offs Movies

Most Anticipated Sequels, Prequels, and Spin-Offs Movies

With the ever-growing popularity of cinematic universes, movie enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for the next big sequel, prequel, or spin-off. In this comprehensive article, we delve into the most highly anticipated follow-ups and offshoots in the world of cinema. From beloved franchises to exciting new additions, we provide an in-depth analysis of the upcoming movies that are set to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the film industry. Whether you’re a fan of action, adventure, drama, or science fiction, our carefully curated list covers a diverse range of genres, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to look forward to. Stay ahead of the curve and satisfy your curiosity by exploring our detailed insights into the most anticipated sequels, prequels, and spin-offs, and get ready to mark your calendars for the next big screen adventures.

In this exclusive feature, we leave no stone unturned as we uncover the latest developments and insider information about the most hotly anticipated movie continuations. Our expertly researched content provides a sneak peek into the storylines, cast members, and production details, offering readers a tantalizing glimpse into the future of their favorite film series. Whether you’re a dedicated follower of a long-running franchise or eager to discover the next breakout cinematic universe, our article is your ultimate guide to staying informed and excited about the upcoming sequels, prequels, and spin-offs that are set to dominate the silver screen. Join us as we navigate through the buzz and speculation surrounding these highly awaited movies, and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling and visual spectacle.

List of Upcoming Sequels, Prequels, and Spin-Offs Movies

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Dune: Part Two

Type: Sequel
Status: Completed
Release date: March 1, 2024
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem

The sequel to Dune (2021), it is the second of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert, and follows Paul Atreides as he unites with the Fremen people of the desert planet Arrakis to wage war against House Harkonnen.

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Kung Fu Panda 4

Type: Sequel
Status: Completed
Release date: March 8, 2024
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Starring: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane, Ke Huy Quan

It is the fourth installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and the sequel to Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). In the film Po, who is set to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, searches for his successor as the new Dragon Warrior while fighting a new foe called “The Chameleon”.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: March 22, 2024
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Starring: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts.

It is the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) and the fifth film in the Ghostbusters franchise. Following the success of Afterlife, Sony Pictures announced the sequel in April 2022.

In the film, years after averting a dimensional crossrip in Summerville, Oklahoma, the veteran Ghostbusters must join forces with their new recruits to save the world in New York City from a powerful death-chilling adversary.

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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Type: Sequel
Status: Completed
Release date: March 29, 2024
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), and the fifth film in the MonsterVerse. It is also the 38th film of the Godzilla franchise, the 13th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fifth Godzilla film to be completely produced by an American film studio.

In the film, Godzilla and Kong must work together against an undiscovered threat that threatens the Hollow Earth and the surface.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Types: Spin-off and Prequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: 24 May 2024
Directed by: George Miller
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Alyla Browne, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson, Quaden Bayles, Daniel Webber, Lachy Hulme

It serves as both a spin-off and a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), as well as the fifth film in the Mad Max franchise.

As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and into the hands of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. While two Tyrants war for dominance over the Citadel, Furiosa survives many trials as she plots a way back home through the Wasteland.

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Type: Spin-off
Status: Post-production
Release date: June 7, 2024
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Starring: Ana de Armas, Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne, Lance Reddick, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Norman Reedus, Ian McShane, Keanu Reeves

It is the first spin-off movie and fifth installment overall in the John Wick franchise. It is set between the events of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023). In the film, ballerina-assassin Rooney (Armas) hunts those who killed her family. This is Reddick’s final film, which will be released posthumously after his death in 2023.

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Bad Boys 4

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: June 14, 2024
Directed by: Adil & Bilall
Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Tasha Smith, Ioan Gruffudd, Eric Dane

It is the sequel to Bad Boys for Life (2020) and the fourth installment in the Bad Boys franchise.

Development for the fourth film was initially put on hold in April 2022 after an incident with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony, but Sony head chairman Tom Rothman confirmed the fourth film was still in development the following month.

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Inside Out 2

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: June 14, 2024
Directed by: Kelsey Mann
Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke

It is the sequel to Inside Out (2015). Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.

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A Quiet Place: Day One

Type: Spin-off prequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: June 28, 2024
Directed by: Michael Sarnoski
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou.

The film is based on an original story by John Krasinski and Sarnoski serves as a spin-off prequel in the A Quiet Place film series.

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Despicable Me 4

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: July 3, 2024
Directed by: Chris Renaud
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Joey King, Sofía Vergara, Miranda Cosgrove, Stephen Colbert, Chloe Fineman, Steve Coogan

It will serve as the sequel to Despicable Me 3 (2017), the fourth main installment, and the sixth installment overall in the Despicable Me franchise.

The film follows Gru (Carell), the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League agent, who returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem, alongside his wife and fellow Anti-Villain League agent Lucy (Wiig), their three adopted girls —Margo (Cosgrove), Edith (Gaier) and Agnes (Polan)— and the newest member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. The family is forced to go on the run when they become targeted by escaped criminal Maxime Le Mal (Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Vergara).

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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: July 3, 2024
Directed by: Mark Molloy
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot, Kevin Bacon

Set to be released on Netflix, it will be the fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop film series, following Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).

Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) has returned to Beverly Hills after his daughter Jane’s life is threatened. She and Foley team up with her ex-boyfriend, and his old pals John Taggart and Billy Rosewood to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.

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Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: July 19, 2024
Directed by: Lee Isaac Chung
Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Maura Tierney, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, and Nik Dodani.

It is a standalone sequel to the 1996 film Twister, which centered on a pair of storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.

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Deadpool & Wolverine

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: July 26, 2024
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman star as Deadpool and Wolverine, respectively, alongside Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen.

Based on the Marvel Comics characters Deadpool and Wolverine, it is intended to be the 34th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a sequel to Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). Deadpool will change the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Wolverine.

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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: September 6, 2024
Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe.

This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who’s recruited to help haunt a house.

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Joker: Folie à Deux

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: October 4, 2024
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz

It is a sequel to the 2019 film Joker. Joaquin Phoenix reprises his role as the DC Comics character the Joker, and Lady Gaga plays Harley Quinn. Zazie Beetz also reprises her role from the first film. The film is directed by Todd Phillips, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.

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Venom 3

Type: Sequel
Status: Filming
Release date: November 8, 2024
Directed by: Kelly Marcel
Starring: Tom Hardy Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor

It is intended to be the sixth film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the sequel to Venom (2018) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021). The film is being written, co-produced, and directed by Kelly Marcel from a story she wrote with Tom Hardy, who reprises his roles as Eddie Brock and Venom and also serves as a producer.

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Gladiator 2

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: November 22, 2024
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, Pedro Pascal

Gladiator 2 served as a sequel to Gladiator (2000). It follows Lucius, the son of Maximus’ love Lucilla, after Maximus’ death.

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Moana 2

Type: Sequel
Status: Filming
Release date: November 27, 2024
Directed by: David G. Derrick Jr.
Starring: Auliʻi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

The second installment in the Moana franchise and a sequel to Moana (2016). After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana journeys to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she has ever faced.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Type: Sequel
Status: Filming
Release date: December 20, 2024
Directed by: Jeff Fowler
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Idris Elba, Jim Carrey

The film is based on the video game series published by Sega and the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022).

Plans for a third Sonic the Hedgehog film were announced in February 2022 during ViacomCBS’s investor event before the release of the second film. Due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, filming for animated characters began in July 2023 in Surrey, England, while filming with physical actors began in November of that year in London.

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Mufasa: The Lion King

Type: Prequel
Status: Filming
Release date: December 20, 2024
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani

It is intended to be the live-action styled photorealistic computer-generated imagery prequel to the similarly created 2019 version and the original 1994 film The Lion King.

The prequel about the rise of one of the greatest kings of the Pride Lands, goes back to the African savanna where Rafiki tells Kiara—daughter of Simba and Nala—the story of her grandfather while Timon and Pumbaa add color commentary.

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Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: 2024 (expected)
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae

A third film was confirmed when Lord and Miller revealed in December 2021 that Across the Spider-Verse was being split into two films. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two) was expected at that point to be released in 2023. In April 2022, it was retitled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

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Captain America: Brave New World

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: February 14, 2025
Directed by: Julius Onah
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas, Harrison Ford, Liv Tyler

It is intended to be the fourth installment in the Captain America film series, a continuation of the television miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), and the 35th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Captain America: Civil War (2016) ended the Captain America trilogy starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson became the new Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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M3GAN 2.0

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: May 16, 2025
Directed by: Gerard Johnstone
Starring: Allison Williams, Jenna Davis, Violet McGraw, and Amie Donald

It is a sequel to M3GAN (2023). In January 2023, Johnstone confirmed talks of a sequel, with Wan explaining that he has an “idea of where sequels would go”.

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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: May 23, 2025
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Henry Czerny

It is the direct sequel to Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (2023) and the eighth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Tom Cruise returns in his eighth appearance as the series’ lead character, Ethan Hunt, whom he will have portrayed over a period of 29 years at the time of the film’s release. Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, and Pom Klementieff all reprise their roles from previous films in the series.

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The Black Phone 2

Type: Sequel
Status: Pre-production
Release date: June 27, 2025
Directed by: TBA
Starring: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, Ethan Hawke, Miguel Cazarez Mora

It is a sequel to The Black Phone (2021).

In October 2023, the film was officially announced by Universal Pictures with a scheduled release date of June 27, 2025. The following month, it was reported that Hawke, Thames, McGraw, Davies, and Mora would reprise their roles in the sequel. Derrickson and Cargill also returned to write the script.

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Avatar 3

Type: Sequel
Status: Post-production
Release date: December 19, 2025
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Winslet, David Thewlis, Oona Chaplin, Michelle Yeoh

It is the third film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise, and a sequel to Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

James Cameron announced sequels to Avatar in 2010 after the first film’s success. Despite initial plans for Avatar 3 in 2015, the project expanded to four sequels, causing delays due to new underwater filming technology. Filming for Avatar 3 and “Avatar: The Way of Water” began in September 2017 and concluded in December 2020 after extensive shooting.

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John Wick: Chapter 5

Type: Sequel
Status: Filming
Release date: 2025 (expected)
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Starring: Keanu Reeves

It is the sequel to John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) and the fifth installment in the John Wick franchise. In May 2023, it was confirmed that Lionsgate was developing a fifth John Wick film.

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Constantine 2

Type: Sequel
Status: In development
Release date: TBA
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare

It is a sequel to Constantine (2005) which has been considered a cult film. In 2022, (17 years later) a sequel was announced and is currently in development.


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