Books

5 Official Novel Sequels People Forget About

If current trends continue then by 2050 roughly 134 percent of all entertainment will be sequels, and original content will be released retroactively as prequels in order to capitalize on the success of the sequel which will come first and... sorry. I've gone all cross-eyed. My point is, content creators love sequels because they eliminate half the marketing work.

You're not selling people on the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter, any more. Now all you have to do is take a the name everyone knows and add words like "giant snake", "werewolf", and "Emma Watson's increased physical maturity" and boom. Coke money.

Sometimes, though, sequels actually fall through the cracks, even for juggernaut franchises. For instance...

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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