50 Movies That Definitely Deserve A Sequel
Everyone loves a good movie, and the most popular movies tend to get sequels. Why do only some of the best movies get sequels and not others?
There are plenty of movies that would have ended on such a higher note if there was never a sequel made and there are some movies that have so many sequels, people wonder how the franchise is even still alive. What about the great movies that did not get a sequel but deserved one? This article is going to be covering several movies you may know of and some you may have never considered that deserve a sequel.
Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994 starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins who play prisoners that became friends while Robbins’ character plans an escape from confinement.
It’s considered one of the greatest movies of all time with its star-studded cast, strong acting, and incredible story. The movie’s high-note ending could pave the way for an excellent sequel with its original stars in a buddy comedy living and enjoying their lives after the escape. The chemistry between Freeman and Robbins was stellar the first time around, so there’s no doubt that the follow-up would be as well.
Fight Club was released in 1999 and stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton who start an underground fight club in order to regain control of their life. The movie received mixed reviews at its release but gained a cult following in later years.
The movie was based on a book series of the same name written by Chuck Palahniuk who wrote two graphic novel series that continued the story. The sequels can feature the return of Tyler Durden even after the film’s ending by simply making his cure temporary, which would open up lanes for the graphic novel to be adapted to the big screen.
District 9 was released in 2009 starring Sharlto Copley as Wikus van de Merwe who was a social worker to an alien civilization that crash-landed in South Africa 30 years prior. Van de Merwe gets infected by an unknown pathogen and begins to show terrifying side effects while teaming up with one of the aliens that is planning to escape the planet and later return for help.
This film ends quite perfectly on a cliffhanger that raised more questions than it answered. The sequel can easily follow up after the 3 years in which Christopher returns or shows why he was unable to and whether van de Merwe ever receives the cure or survives.
Kill Bill was released in 2003 and stars Uma Thurman as a woman who is seeking revenge on her ex and her former team who tried to kill her. Created and directed by Quinten Tarantino, the film has a part 2 that continues the story through the moment she finally kills Bill.
Volumes 1 and 2 are actually considered one story being split into two parts and isn’t a true sequel, which has been in high demand from fans who have enjoyed the movies. Kill Bill Volume 1 has a scene that features a child witnessing the murder of her mother at the hands of Thurman’s character on her path to vengeance. This is exactly who the sequel would be about, as she grew, trained, and plotted her revenge against The Bride for her dastardly act against Copperhead in Volume 1.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was released in 2010 and featured a heavily star-studded cast led by Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers.
The movie was adapted from the comic book series Scott Pilgrim, which was created by Bryan Lee O’Malley. It received poor ratings at the box office but gained a huge cult following. O’Malley has been working on a new series following the characters that could later serve as the storyline for the movie if the original actors are willing to portray their characters again.
Hook was released in 1991 by Steven Spielberg with a star-studded cast led by the late legend Robin Williams in this re-telling of Peter Pan. Adult Pan (Williams) has his children kidnapped by Captain Hook in an attempt to lure his arch-rival back to Neverland to claim victory over him.
This beloved classic could only have had a sequel if Williams could’ve reprised his role. I honestly have no idea what the plot could be other than Williams portraying Pan in his normal life after returning home. Seeing what wacky adventures that Pan would get into as a lawyer, that is, if he even kept his profession at all, would be fun to watch.
Pearl Harbor making this list might be one of my most controversial choices but it’s for a fair reason. The film was released in 2001 and was directed by Michael Bay starring Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett.
The film received negative reviews for being historically inaccurate to the war and various battles being depicted. The sequel would simply show the rest of WW2 that is rarely or never shown on film and seeing Michael Bay direct an action scene of the Manhattan Project and the mission being performed by other US Airmen could easily hold the attention of the same number of viewers if not more than the first film.
2 Guns was released in 2013 starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg who portrayed thieves that were actually undercover officers unbeknownst to each other.
The movie received positive reviews and had a strong story that left the ending open enough for the possibility of a sequel that has never come to fruition. The story can easily follow along with the duo as they take on a new threat together or even discover that they are on opposite sides of the same mission and have to play along as such. The acting prowess of both of these stars would make any story’s creation an epic one to see.
Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods was released in 2011 starring Anna Hutchison, Chris Hemsworth, Frank Kranz, and Kristen Connolly. The film featured a group of college students vacationing at a cabin that turned out to be a test site for horror movie monsters of all kinds.
The film had a great reception at its release and has held a strong cult following afterward that have both wanted a sequel and are happy with how it ended. The movie’s ending doesn’t leave room for a true sequel despite only scratching the surface of the stories that can be told in the Cabin’s universe.
Hereditary was released in 2018 and was directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collete. The movie follows her family as they begin to experience terrifying and otherworldly events after the death of their grandmother which leads to the discovery of her family’s generational secrets.
Hereditary received great reviews during its release and has many messages and themes that gave the film a strong ending. The story can still be expanded on in a sequel that would dive further into the connection between Paimon and the protagonist's family.
Train to Busan
Train to Busan was released in 2016 starring Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok, and Jung Yu-mi which became one of the most popular movies of the year. The film follows passengers on a train heading to Busan, Korea at the start of a zombie outbreak and tells a thrilling tale of survival for the main characters.
Like the majority of zombie franchises, the apocalypse continues after the credits roll, and the sequel being led again by director Yeon Sang-ho should assure the same cinematic quality for where the story can continue its expanse.
Interstellar was released in 2014 and was directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Matthew McConahey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, and several other powerful actors.
The movie is about a pilot who is chosen for a space program that is attempting to find a new “Earth” to move to and save humanity from extinction on a dying Earth. Not only was the film highly rated and successful, but it was also noted for depicting the most scientifically accurate black hole on film to date. The ending also set up the possibility for a sequel which could take place seconds or years after the first movie ended.
Forrest Gump was released in 1994 and was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Hanks. The film followed the fascinating life of Gump who grew from a boy with polio in rural Alabama to a man who was involved, in one way or another, in US pop culture from the 1950s-1990s.
Billed as one of the greatest movies of all time, this one would be a tough sequel to pull off and would only work with Hanks returning. Which can easily follow Gump on whatever adventures he could’ve gotten into during the rest of the 90s and currently in the 21st century.
Superbad was released in 2007 and was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who also had roles in the film. The film became the launchpad for its stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Stone, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
The movie follows three high school seniors attempting to end their high school lives together in a memorable fashion. A sequel can easily be pulled off after so much time with a high school reunion, or any kind of reunion really such as Hill and Stone’s characters getting married. Having another Rogen and Goldberg story being portrayed by this lineup would no doubt lead to more comedy gold.
The Truman Show
The Truman Show was released in 1998 starring Jim Carrey and is one of his most beloved films. The film follows Truman Burbank as he lives his perfect cookie-cutter life while completely being unaware that he’s the star of a reality TV show about him. When he finds out, everything starts to unravel.
The movie won a number of awards and has been highly rated by viewers throughout the decades. Art and life could imitate each other again in the sequel showing Truman’s life after finding his new one and seeing how he grew beyond the events of the first movie.
The Other Guys
The Other Guys premiered in 2010 starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as underdog detectives that rise to the occasion when a series of major crimes start breaking out in New York City.
The film came out during Ferrell’s prime and received mostly positive reviews thanks to the chemistry between him and Wahlberg. The movie didn’t end on any cliffhanger to warrant a sequel but after the duo teamed up again for Daddy’s Home, it personally left me wanting to see them collaborate again, especially in one of my favorite Ferrell movies. The sequel would simply follow Hoitz and Gamble as they tackle a bigger, more dangerous case than before.
Zootopia was released in 2016 starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman as they lead a star-studded cast in this animated adventure. One of the most popular animated films of the last decade, the story follows Judy Hopps, a rabbit who dreams of being a police officer in the aforementioned metropolis of Zootopia.
Disney franchises are no strangers to having sequels to their most popular films so it’s quite surprising to not hear any news regarding a follow-up project. The sequel seems like an instant hit that can just feature more animals and another story as the first film was so loved that the second’s success is pretty much guaranteed.
Spaceballs was produced and directed by Mel Brooks and premiered in 1987 with an all-star cast that was led by Rick Moranis, John Candy, Bill Pullman, and Daphne Zuniga.
The film is the best Star Wars parody to have been released after the original trilogy had been completed. The addition of six more movies and numerous TV shows can serve as all of the inspiration needed to write a sequel, that is if Brooks is interested or willing to write it. New characters and locations would easily come to fruition as the hilarious new story unfolds.
Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy vs. Jason premiered in 2003 and was produced by Wes Craven featuring a stereotypical young cast in this epic slasher that pitted two horror icons against each other.
The film helped reignite the flames for both of these franchises for which both continue to have films made separately to this day. The sequel can easily show the return of Freddy as he faces off against Jason again and possibly wins this time around. The best sequel would put either monster against its truly formidable opponent, Jason vs. Michael Myers, or either of them facing off against Leatherface.
James Cameron directed and debuted True Lies in 1994 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as its stars. The film revolved around undercover spy, Harry Tasker, who discovered that his wife was planning to have an affair with a man claiming to be a spy while on a secret mission.
The sequel could be comedy gold bringing Schwarzenegger and Curtis back as the iconic couple returning as the secret agent duo the first film left off on. Either or both of them could’ve retired or taken up a senior position within their organization and the story can go anywhere from there.
Sky High was released in 2005 starring Kurt Russel, Kelly Preston, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Michael Arangano. The movie follows the children of superheroes that go to a special school just for them to learn and hone their powers.
One of the few superhero movies that were made in the 2000s that wasn’t Marvel or DC. In today’s world, where superhero culture is absorbed like a sponge, the Sky High sequel would fit in perfectly. Which would feature the grown-up children of Will Stronghold attending his and his father's alma mater, where they would discover or harness their powers.
Alita: Battle Angel
Alita: Battle Angel premiered in 2019, it was directed by Robert Rodriguez and starred Christoph Waltz, Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali. The film follows Alita, a warrior cyborg from a dystopian past who gets revived by a cyborg doctor who helps her adapt to this new world while trying to protect her from her past and memories.
But as she learns more about herself, the more she learns what her purpose was and she has to decide how to fit into her new life and who she will become. The first film ended on a high note that left the chance for a sequel where we get to see Alita in her truest form on a new adventure.
Justice League: The Snyder Cut
Justice League was originally released in 2017 to poor reviews after a personal tragedy led to Joss Whedon replacing Zack Snyder as director to complete the film. The Snyder Cut premiered on HBOMax in 2021 after fans petitioned for its release and its deleted scenes, darker tone, and stronger story finally showed what the original movie was supposed to be.
The re-release not only solidified the Snyder DC trilogy but truly showed what potential the DCEU has against the MCU franchise. Just like the Avengers, the Justice League has a countless number of stories at its disposal that can be used for a live-screen adaptation.
Project Power debuted on Netflix in 2020 starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, and Machine Gun Kelly. The film follows a drug that can give you a random super ability and the people who are on a mission to track down the source and stop the drug’s production.
Project Power received fairly positive reviews and the universe they created could be expanded on indefinitely. The ending showed Gordon-Levitt’s character believing that the conspiracy runs deeper than what had unfolded and is an easy setup for where the sequel can go.
Dredd was released in 2012 and stars Karl Urban, Elizabeth Thirley, and Lena Headey. The film is a remake of the 1995 hit with Sylvester Stallone that are both adapted from the comic book series of the same name.
Dredd is the judge, jury, and executioner of criminals in Mega City One, where the gangs run the streets. Fans have been begging for a follow-up to the film ever since its release and being one of the most popular remakes of all time. The sequel can be inspired by any of the other comic books in the Dredd series and the demand will certainly lead to a big payoff at the box office.
Bright released in 2017 starring Will Smith and Joel Eggerton as police officers in a world where humans and mythical creatures live together. Orcs, fairies, and other mythical beings are just other races that struggle to survive in modern Los Angeles until a major crime breaks out and forces the unfriendly partners to work together.
Another film that received mixed reviews but I thought was really enjoyable and could set up an interesting story for the police duo of Ward and Jacoby to trek into the fantasy realm the universe created.
World War Z
World War Z came out in 2013 starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos as doctors fighting to find a cure against a recent zombie virus outbreak. The film came out during a time when the industry was saturated with zombie movies and TV shows that could have easily drowned out the movie during its release.
World War Z is one of the only zombie movies that actually shows someone finding a cure, which could lead to a sequel being the only zombie movie to administer the cure. Will the infected return to being completely normal? Can there be any kind of happy ending for someone that used to be a zombie? We need to know!
Constantine was released in 2005 starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Peter Stormare, and Tilda Swinton. One of the first DC movies of the 2000s follows a demon hunter who’s investigating a twin sister’s suicide, which turns into attempting to stop the apocalypse from happening.
The sky’s the limit for the DCEU and what projects they have planned and a Constantine movie would fit in perfectly. Evil never sleeps as demons are always trying to destroy the world and there’s only one man fit for the job. It would only be better if Reeves could reprise his role as the main character.
Tenet was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, and Kenneth Branagh, and debuted in 2020.
The film follows secret agents that have to bend time and space in order to stop a terrorist from starting World War III. You can never prepare for how deep the story is and how much you have to pay attention to truly understand what is happening as incredibly mind-bending action takes place on the screen. The sequel can follow the same or new characters on the next mission, there just wasn’t enough of that action for me to be satisfied with just one film.
Get Out was directed and produced by Jordan Peele and released in 2017, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lil’ Rel Howry, Allison Williams, and Lakeith Stanfield. This psychological thriller took the world by storm with its imagery and themes that have become signatures of Peele’s films.
The conspiracy built up in the film’s runtime has set up the potential for a follow-up project digging deeper into the victims the Armitages used to make their vessels. It’s safe to assume that wasn’t the first auction the family held as we saw the ex-boyfriend's photos which leaves more than enough left to explore in this universe.
Demolition Man was released in 1993 starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock. The film follows John Spartan, a police officer who plays by his own rules, and Simon Phoenix, a master criminal who both get cryogenically frozen for 36 years after Spartan fails to save some hostages from Phoenix. When they both are thawed out, they battle it out again for the last time.
The movie accurately predicted a few things that would become modern technology and the premise is perfect for a sequel. There could be another cryo-prison somewhere with a bunch of maniacs in it and Chief Spartan comes out of retirement or thaws out some other young officer who can weather the storm.
Man of Steel
Man of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder and had a powerful cast that was led by Henry Cavill and featured Diane Lane, Russel Crowe, Michael Shannon, and Kevin Costner.
This Superman reboot paved the lane for the new-age DCEU’s potential by setting the bar for how epic the franchise would become. Just like the Justice League before, there’s nearly 100 years' worth of content waiting to be brought to life from the comic book pages they exist on. Especially if the DCEU wants to continue to compete against the MCU as they will need to make more sequels to other heroes’ films than just Batman.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit was directed by Robert Zemeckis and had a strong cast led by Bob Haskins, Charles Fleischer, and Christopher Lloyd. The film followed Detective Eddie Valiant as he’s hired to travel to Toon World to help Roger Rabbit find his wife Jessica.
The film was ahead of its time in special effects by blending real-world actors with cartoon characters. Special Effects have only gotten better and crimes happen every day, even in Toon World. It’ll only take a new detective and iconic toon character to team up and go up against whatever adversity they’ll have to face.
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski came out in 1998 and has built a cult following for its offbeat humor and outstanding performances from its cast. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and John Turturro’s performances stole the show and hearts that still enjoy this comedy flick to this day.
There was a somewhat sequel/spinoff about Turturro’s character, Jesus Quintana, which did not receive the positive reception of the first film. The sequel would have to have the return of Lebowski and Goodman’s Walter Sobchak to reprise their roles as we learn what they’ve been up to the last few decades and whatever hijinks they’re doing now.
Moana debuted in 2016 starring Auli’l Carvalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, and Jermaine Clement and it became one of Disney’s most beloved animated films almost overnight.
The film follows Moana, a young Samoan girl that has to travel away from her island into the unknown on a mission to save her people. After she discovers a demi-god named Maui to assist her on her journey to accomplish the impossible, she also discovers herself. A sequel would mean we get to see how Moana has matured and how her people have grown since her return, and it would also mean more shenanigans from Maui, which would ensure a great time.
Twins came out in 1988 starring Arnold Swarzenegger and Danny Devito as Julius and Vincent Benedict, twin brothers who were separated at birth and grew up living opposite lives.
They reunite as adults and discover just how vastly different they are, Julius growing up in a home of scientists while Vincent grew up to be a crook. The chemistry between Arnold and Danny is truly one of a kind and the comedy that they produce has yet to age. A follow-up project would only cement this fact even further; imagine if there was another lost sibling and how much crazier the story can become.
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk was the 2nd MCU film released in 2008 starring Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Liv Tyler, and William Hurt. The film follows Bruce Banner as he returns to the United States in search of a cure from the Hulk, only to face off against a soldier that gets turned into one of his greatest nemeses, the Abomination.
The MCU is now in phase 4 and many fans feel that the Hulk has become a side character that has had his powers limited or only appears in a support role in other people's films. Hulk deserves another stand-alone film that can truly show off just how powerful he is.
Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brandon Gleeson, and was released in 2014 with an outstanding reception. The film follows Lt. Col. Bill Cage who’s never seen a day of battle, being sent on a suicide mission in an alien invasion against an invincible enemy.
After being killed immediately, Cage discovers that he’s in a time loop and continues gaining the chance to get closer to the finish line. This movie was amazing and had everyone on the edge of their seats through the ending and a sequel would mean more gripping action and special effects from Cruise’s team.
I Am Legend
I Am Legend came out in 2007 starring Will Smith and Alice Braga and is considered one of Smith’s best films. The movie follows Robert Neville, a scientist who survived a viral apocalypse that turned all other humans into vampire-like monsters that roam the streets at night while he tries to find a cure during the day.
The film pushes suspense through the roof and the action leaves you on the edge of your seat. The film had an alternate ending that has always left the possibility of a sequel for us to see Neville develop the cure and attempt to save the human population from extinction.
The Punisher debuted in 2004 starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta in this pre-MCU Marvel film that received a mixed reception but has a cult following. The film follows the origins of Punisher as we see his family killed by gangsters who unintentionally leave him alive. This is when he plots and gets his revenge with his classic style.
Since the MCU’s launch, we’ve seen the revival of The Punisher across a number of TV shows and it’s only fair that he gets another film to take things over the top. With the possibility of R-rated MCU films looming in our future, The Punisher will surely fit in just fine.
The Old Guard
The Old Guard came out in 2020 starring Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Harry Melling, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film follows a group of immortal mercenaries who fight to take out the person who has discovered their secret and plans to harness it from them himself.
The movie after its release is considered one of Netflix’s best and has the potential for a sequel. It’s entirely possible that the secret was spread elsewhere without that knowledge being given in the first film, setting up the next threat to the Guard’s freedoms and lives.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993 and is a Tim Burton story starring Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Sarandon, and Paul Reubens in this stop-motion horror movie twisted into a Christmas movie.
The film follows the king of pumpkins Jack Skellington who gets bored of scaring regular people, then he discovers Christmastown and decides that he will take over the city by kidnapping Santa, but things don’t go to plan. This is one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time that has been begging for a sequel for almost three decades now.
6 Underground came out in 2019 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, and Ben Hardy. The film follows a group of individuals with very specific skills who have chosen to wipe their identities from the face of the earth in order to complete missions that keep the world safe.
Michael Bay sitting in the director’s chair means that we got two hours of explosive action to carry along an entertaining story. As the ending implied, there was another threat that only this ghost team could take out and it’s only a matter of time before news of this sequel’s demand comes into supply.
Extraction debuted on Netflix in 2020 starring Chris Hemsworth as a mercenary sent to rescue the child of an international drug lord. The film is action-packed and nonstop with some incredible camera work that’s all brought together with a dramatic story.
The ending of the film left many viewers begging for Netflix to produce a part 2. The dark brooding themes against the gripping drama will only guarantee that Hemsworth’s return as Tyler Rake will only go over the top in comparison to his first go-round.
Power Rangers came out in 2017 starring Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks. The film follows the retelling of the origin story of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as they learn to use their newfound powers and face off against Rita Repulsa and Goldar.
While the film received mixed reviews, the new twist on an old story was refreshing and the special effects were stellar. With all of the stories that have been told across all variations of the Power Rangers, there’s no reason that a follow-up project couldn’t use one of those stories and be a bigger spectacle than this movie was.
Detective Pikachu debuted in 2019 starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Rita Ora, Kathryn Newton, and Suki Waterhouse. The film follows Tim Goodman, the son of an Ace Detective that went missing, he finds his partner Pikachu and they work together to solve his father’s disappearance.
Reynolds as Pikachu was a gift that just kept on giving and the adventures never end in a Pokemon universe. The sequel could follow Tim with more confidence as he becomes a full-fledged Pokemon trainer and his quest for his first badge.
Mystery Men debuted in 1999 starring Ben Stiller, Jeneane Garafolo, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, William H. Macy, and countless other stars that made up this superhero comedy.
The film follows a team of amateur superheroes that step up to face a villain that has killed the beloved Captain Amazing, the hero who kept the city safe. The movie flopped at the box office but gained a cult following as time went on. The sequel would not only be an amazing reason to bring the cast back together but a perfect reason to bring these wacky characters back to life for another adventure.
The Accountant came out in 2016 with an all-star cast led by Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, and JK Simmons. This was a sleeper film that started receiving its roses years after its release.
The film follows Christian Wolff, an accountant who moonlights as an assassin, after he learns that a robotics company he is working for has some sinister secrets that he soon brings to light. There are more people that still haven’t seen this movie than those that have and they’re truly missing out on some incredible fight scenes across a layered story that has more adventure to tell if a sequel gets made.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came out in 2005 starring Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, and Zooey Deschanel in this sci-fi family classic.
The film follows Arthur Dent as he’s trying to prevent his house from being demolished, gets taken by his friend onto a spaceship before the planet gets demolished, then goes on the run around the galaxy from a superior alien race with another Earth survivor. The movie wasn’t successful at the box office but has garnered many fans since its release. There’s a whole lot of galaxy out there and I’d love to see more of it in another film.
Us is the 2nd Jordan Peele film that debuted in 2019 starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elizabeth Moss in this crazy psychological thriller. The film follows Lupita’s Red who’s on vacation with her family back to a beach where she experienced a tragic accident as a child.
We discover what that accident is and that it was actually a part of a bigger plan that comes to fruition. The ending of the film was so ambiguous that it was perfect for setting up a sequel, after so many clones came to the surface, how are people reacting to it, or what is going to happen next? There is plenty left to still explore.