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If we know anything about the movie industry, it’s that Hollywood loves its sequels. That much is obvious from the way we’re constantly bombarded with trailers, posters, promos, and news stories about upcoming franchise films. But even as we’re being inundated with info about retreads, revivals, and follow-ups, there are quite a few part twos (and beyond) that have successfully stayed under the radar.

And while we may take it for granted that every superhero adventure and action blockbuster has more franchise filler to come, some long-gestating reunions or odds-defying continuations might totally surprise you. From indie comedies to action epics, let’s take a look at some of the sequels you didn’t know were being made.

Updated on September 14, 2022: Sequels are hitting theaters and streaming services all the time, and we’ve updated this list to keep you informed on all the future films that you might’ve missed out on. We’ve got the lowdown on part twos, threequels, and installments that are decades in the making. So keep coming back for all the latest info on these upcoming sequels.

Kathy Najimi, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus
Ralphie with Santa
Na'vi flying
Puss in Boots holding sword
Benoit Blanc drinking
Aniston and Sandler look surprised
Moses leading street gang
Rocky and Adonis train
Sydney and Gail prepared
Miles Morales Spider-Man against skyline
Ford shines flashlight down
Insidious demon snarling
Denzel Washington and Pedro Pascal talk
Paw Patrol pups
Paul and Jessica in desert
Mckenna Grace's Phoebe wearing glasses
Chris Hemsworth with child
Julius and Vincent in supermarket
Emily Blunt with shotgun
Godzilla fights Kong
Furiosa driving
Gru and minions
Crying Joker pulling face into smile
Sonic with electricity
Christopher Guest talks to Rob Reiner
Young Guns cowboys with guns
Aladdin arms outstretched
Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
Scene from Baby Driver
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys II
Batman scowling
Beetlejuice talking
Eddie Murphy smiling
Jack Burton and companions together
Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada in 47 Ronin
Twins with guns
Bullitt looking cool
Constance Wu smiling
Cruella close up
Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock in Demolition Man
Enola shooting bow indoors
The Expendables
Friends having pajama party
Lloyd Hansen holding drink
Gizmo smiling
Angel Has Fallen
Will Smith worried
Bill Murray with bowling ball
Harry Hart with Eggsy
Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth
Boy flying ship
Vin Diesel walking
Simba raised
Shirtless Mike and friends
Grodin and De Niro on bus
Sub-Zero staring
Toula Portokalos wearing headset
Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista in My Spy
Nicolas Cage with bottle
Hutch Mansell with injured face
The Nun creepy painting
Andy and team in front of papers
Paddington the bear as seen in Paddington 2
Girl scared of cat
Closeup of Caesar
Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson together
Scary scarecrow
Searching
Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act
Chris Rock investigating
Chris Pratt leads soldiers
Olivia Wilde in Tron: Legacy
Guppy with powers
Billy Campbell in The Rocketeer
Darkman staring