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Sequel Round-Up: 'Mission Impossible,' 'Gremlins' & 'Green Lantern'

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December 23, 2011
Source: Moviehole

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Finishing out the news week, there's seems to be some small buzz on the potential for some more sequels coming down the road. Most of these briefs aren't solid guarantees, but the updates are certainly worth noting. The first comes in the form of Paramount's pleasure at seeing Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol grossing $121 million worldwide so far, and the holiday weekend just started today. Moviehole says the numbers have executives at Skydance Productions wanting to put together a Mission Impossible 5 sooner than later, and it also has them eager to get that gestating Top Gun sequel off the ground as well.

The thought of a Mission: Impossible 5 isn't surprising, but the question is whether or not this means those reports of Jeremy Renner being set up to inherit the franchise are true. Simon Pegg recently weighed in on that concept saying: “I think that might have been the plan earlier on, but as the film progressed and we enjoyed it so much I think the idea of Ethan Hunt retiring fell by the wayside. Tom [Cruise] suddenly remembered why he loved doing these films so much and suddenly thought ‘well maybe I do want to do more?’ It’d be nice to see them go into a mission a little better equipped and prepared and have some things that actually work.” That combined with the fact that Tom Cruise can clearly still open a big blockbuster likely means Renner and Cruise will just work together.

Meanwhile, as for sequels to Gremlins and Green Lantern, Moviehole has a separate report about Warner Bros. registering website domains for Gremlins3.com and GreenLantern2.com. Now this isn't necessarily solid news that either franchise will get a sequel since studios always prepare for stuff like this well in advance of getting a project off the ground. Green Lantern wouldn't be a shock despite a less than impressive box office performance when compared to the money spent to make the film. However, the thought of a Gremlins 3 has been rumored for years and years, including the most recent talk of a sequel in 3D which director Joe Dante quickly debunked. However, with several other films from the 80's getting remakes and reboots, perhaps Warner Bros. will make this happen.

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  • Gremlins 3 has to happen. Oh and use Puppets not CG
    • ur_babys_daddy
      They'll use CG and 3D to screw it up. I love how the first was so dark.
  • LouisBakerLee
    Green Lantern 2? Seriously. WB needs to get a clue. 
  • Big Boss
    I'm with Lou. Warner is really starting to look bad with their reaching.
  • Anonymous
    I didn't think Green Lantern was that bad. It wasn't good, but I've seen worse superhero movies.
    • Manuel
      I think GL wasn't soooo bad, because certain people doesn't know the comic book. But the quality gap between the comic of Geoff Johns and the movie is pretty big.
    • tra la la la di da
      Agreed...Daredevil and Elektra were way worse. Reynolds was clearly the savior for that movie to make it bearable. I won't watch it over and over again but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be or as some have said.
  • Cinds718
    Green Lantern was THAT bad...
  • Last Son
    I can see why they want to make a 5th Mission:Impossible but I won't be seeing it. I really liked M:I-3 but I absolutely hated Ghost Protocol. Except from the scenes in Dubai the movie was an absolute borefest.
    • Tomyse
      Gotta disagree, I loved every single second of mi4
    • Anonymous
      I'm more with Tomyse on this one in terms of the movie itself...  BUT my gripe was that they showed too much in the previews.  I almost knew where they were going next and nothing was a suprise. 
  • Anonymous
    With Harry Potter & Batman coing to a close, WB looks to be reaching...  GL was horrible. 

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