Total Recall: 20 Sequels We're Still Waiting For...
We take a look at some sequels that may or may not ever get made.
|18. History of the World: Part II|
The Set-Up: The ending of Mel Brooks' The History of the World Part I includes teasers of scenes from a sequel that would supposedly include chapters like "A Viking Funeral", "Hitler on Ice," and "Jews in Space."
The History: It turns out those gags were just that: jokes to end the first movie, with no plans by Mel Brooks to ever actually make a sequel. The shame there is that The History of the World Part I is arguably Brooks' last great comedy (depending upon what you think of his Dracula and Robin Hood spoofs, I suppose).
The Future: With The Producers and Young Frankenstein both being hits on Broadway, we can always hope that History of the World might someday hit the Great White Way, but Spaceballs is probably as close as we'll ever get to seeing movie featuring Jews in Space.
The Set-Up: Halle Berry costarred in Die Another Day, as a sort of female African-American counterpart to James Bond, and once people saw her in that bikini, they wanted a whole movie of more of the same.
The History: Halle Berry and MGM wanted more of the same too, and they'd been hoping for a James Bond spin-off for years. The actress talked up plans for a Jinx movie for quite a while as she did press appearances in the next year or two, but although MGM did briefly pencil in Jinx on their long-term schedule, very little actual development had ever been done, and the studio eventually dropped their plans altogether.
The Future: When Daniel Craig took over as Bond, the franchise underwent a sort of reboot, which could theoretically mean Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson is now as much a part of the James Bond movie past as Oddjob, Jaws, Pussy Galore and Ernst Blofeld.
This would have been soooo much better than Catwoman.