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10 Franchises With Way Too Many Reboots/Sequels, According To Reddit

Multiplexes are full of movies that are part of decades-old film franchises, and later this year will see the release of a female Pinhead-led Hellraiser reboot, which shockingly marks the 11th movie in the series. This is far from the first time such a thing has happened, but it calls into question when enough is enough.

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Redditors have their ideas about which franchises have had way too many sequels or reboots, whether it’s a street racing series that went off course or a torture porn series that began as a mystery thriller. Not only that, but many of these series have spin-off TV shows too.

Fast & Furious
Vin Diesel as Dominic Torretto behind the wheel in Fast and Furious 9

Nobody would have expected the Fast & Furious franchise to turn out the way it did base on the first movie. The original film is a fairly grounded crime drama about an undercover cop infiltrating a group of criminals. Since then, the series has seen the Fast “family” jump between skyscrapers in supercars and go into space in a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero. The spin-off of Hobbs & Shaw even introduced the existence of supervillains.

While they don’t exactly agree with the excessive amount of sequels and spin-offs in the series, Inset-username-here jokes that “there are so many because the 10th will be called Fast 10 Your Seatbelts, so it’s worth it.” However, it doesn’t seem like the Fast series is slowing down any time soon, especially as there are loads of characters who deserve their spin-off movie.

Jurassic Park
Mosasaurus attacking a fishing vessel in Jurassic World Dominion

Bruow6425 wants to see the end of the Jurassic Park franchise. The Redditor argues that “the first one was amazing but it went downhill from there, especially with the latest reboots.” But the exact opposite is happening, as the series is gearing up for its biggest release yet. June will see the release of Jurassic World: Dominion.

The $165 million budgeted blockbusters will see Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum all reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy. But as Dominion is seemingly wrapping up the Jurassic World trilogy, the Redditors might get what they want. However, others want a Jurassic World prequel set billions of years in the past and narrated by Nicolas Cage, which sounds incredible.

Gordon aiming a gun in Saw

When it comes to the Saw franchise, Dat_Son seems more disappointed than anything. The Redditor points fingers, saying, “the Saw franchise has A LOT to answer for.” The horror series is made up of nine movies, and several have come with false claims that they’d be the last.

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It was looking like the Saw series had ended for a moment in the 2010s. Saw VII wrapped up Jigsaw’s whole story arc and there was radio silence for seven years. However, 2017’s Jigsaw unnecessarily expanded on the story that had ended, and when that was negatively received, it was rebooted four years later with 2021’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

Robert Pattinson looking up in The Batman

MKQueasy thinks Batman has way too many films, positing that, “at this point, it feels like there’s a new Batman every damn year.” Though Batman is a popular superhero and each filmmaker has put their unique spin on every movie, it’s easy to understand where the Redditors are coming from.

Each consecutive Batman movie features an increasingly darker portrayal of Bruce Wayne. And though The Redditor’s statement isn’t completely true, as there were 10 years between The Dark Knight Rises and The Batman, the character has been in four DCEU movies in that time and will also feature in The Flash. But while The Batman is the darkest depiction of the hero, there are still some surprisingly funny moments in the movie.

Star Wars
Rey in the desert in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

_Sterben_ thinks the Star Wars property had had too many sequels and spin-offs, and they seemingly came to that conclusion years ago. The Redditor argues, “some people think it should’ve ended after the original trilogy, others think it should’ve ended after the prequels, but almost everyone agrees that the sequels should not exist.”

Almost every movie in the franchise released after Return of the Jedi has had somewhat of a polarizing reception, whether it’s any of the prequels, the sequels, or the spin-offs. And that extends to the Disney+ exclusive series too, as though The Mandalorian is the most acclaimed Star Wars release under Disney’s direction, The Book of Boba Fett was heavily criticized. Hopefully, the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi is more like the former, which is likely, as Uncle Ben is the best thing about the prequels.

James Bond
James Bond standing in the snow, holding a gun in Spectre

James Bond has had so many vividly different iterations over the past 60 years that it still manages to remain fresh after all this time. Whether it’s the realistic parkour action sequence in Casino Royale or the long track shots of hand-to-hand combat of No Time To Die, the movies always attempt something new even if it doesn’t always land.

But a deleted user thinks the franchise is way past its sell-by date. The Redditor posits that despite Sean Connery’s admittedly iconic portrayal and Daniel Craig’s more grounded take, “all the angles got old fast.” However, after the stoic delivery from Craig for the past five movies, the next version of 007 could go in a wackier direction.

The shark breaking apart a boat in Jaws 2

1975’s Jaws is one of the most influential movies of all time, both in the way that it manages to scare people while being set in broad daylight and in the way it started the trend of summer blockbusters. However, Girafarigno accuses the series of jumping the shark, arguing, “it wasn’t a movie that had a story to continue. It was all for money.”

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However, while there might have been a few too many sequels to the very first summer blockbuster, there hasn’t been a new release in the franchise for over 35 years. But in fairness, the at-sea movie’s influence has rippled throughout the movie industry, and the franchise could be to blame for universally hated movies like The Meg and The Shallows.

Pinhead looks angry in Hellraiser

More than any other genre, horror franchises tend to be capitalized on the most. It’s obvious why, as they’re much cheaper to make than any other genre but still have a guaranteed audience. Along with Saw, the Halloween series has 12 movies, and the Friday the 13th series has 12 movies too. And unsurprisingly, the Hellraiser movies have also almost reached a dozen.

The upcoming Hellraiser reboot featuring a female pinhead marks the 11th movie in the franchise, and TheChainLink2 thinks that’s way too many. The Redditor explains that “the studio had to make a new movie every few years or they’d lose the rights,” which explains the decreasing quality of the movies. However, the upcoming reboot is truer than Clive Barker’s original vision, so it could be a return to form for the series.

The Land Before Time
The dinosaurs stare at an erupting volcano in The Land Before Time XIV: Journey Of The Brave

The Land Before Time is the most inoffensive movie franchise ever, and a biannual direct-to-DVD release full of catchy songs for toddlers isn’t hurting anyone, but some Redditors have a problem with them. PaulRuddsButthole believes the series is a far cry from what made the original theatrically released movie so great.

The Redditor argues that “there’s been, like, 13 or more sequels. The original movie was a masterpiece. The sequels kind of does their own thing.” Though there are some great movies in the Land Before Time series, there hasn’t been a new film in the series since 2016, so the dinosaur movie franchise might have finally become extinct.

T800 And John Connor high five in Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Plastic-superhero thinks the iconic Terminator franchise has gone on for way too long, and they’re not alone, as the reviews and declining box office figures for each consecutive release speak for themselves. The Redditor gives some simple advice to the studio, “Let it go.” Unfortunately, it has gotten to the point where the bad movies in the series outnumber the good movies.

The sci-fi franchise is made up of six films, with the final four movies failing to capture what made the first two great. However, the Redditor does doth their cap to the spin-off TV series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and if the movies followed in the same direction as the show, they would have had a much better reception.

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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