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Movie Trilogies That Will Sadly Never Be Finished





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Published on May 16, 2020

In Hollywood, not everything goes as planned — and sometimes movies simply never get made. As a result, trilogies and franchises that once had bright futures can be killed off before their time. These are the movie trilogies that, for whatever reason, will never see the light of day.

Comic book movies really took off in the early 2000s, with countless studios giving obscure comic characters the big-screen treatment, in the hopes of mining gold from pulp. So fans' hearts leapt when geek god Guillermo del Toro's took on an adaptation of Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic series, Hellboy. Del Toro quickly proved his fanboy bona fides when he chose not to cast an A-list leading man. Instead, he hired the picture-perfect character actor Ron Perlman to play everyone's favorite cigar-chomping, monster-busting, gun-wielding half-demon. Critics were into Hellboy, too, giving it an 81 percent Tomatometer score — but its $59 million domestic and $99 million worldwide gross spooked Revolution Studios into jumping ship.

So Universal picked up the rights and greenlit Hellboy II: The Golden Army. This move paid off, with the movie garnering even better reviews and a $168 million worldwide gross. Alas, Hellboy II had the bad luck of opening one week before The Dark Knight broke box office records, and sales dropped a mind-boggling 70 percent in the movie's second weekend.

So while del Toro hoped to complete the trilogy, he knew his budget of $120 million for a final movie was a tough sell. Finally, in 2017 del Toro Tweeted that Hellboy 3 was 100 percent not happening. Lionsgate rebooted the series in 2019 with Neil Marshall as director and David Harbour as the big red guy, but moviegoers and fans said "hell no" to the new Hellboy — which was a critical and box office disaster.

Watch the full video to hear about more movie trilogies that will sadly never be finished.

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Hellboy | 0:17
The Amazing Spider-Man | 1:57
Tron | 3:23
Prometheus/Alien | 4:30
Justice League | 5:53
Fantastic Four | 6:59
John Carter | 8:14
Clash of the Titans | 9:25
Independence Day | 10:29

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