Maverick ⁠— 10 More Legacy 80s Sequels Redditors Want

After Top Gun: Maverick, Redditors want to see ’80s legacy sequels like ET 2, Back to the Future 4, and Tim Burton’s Batman 3.

The long awaited Top Gun: Maverick continues to break box office records left and right. The sequel defied all expectations, raking in over $1 billion to become the highest-grossing film of 2022, the highest-grossing film of Tom Cruise’s career and easily the biggest blockbuster surprise of the year. this day.

It’s only a matter of time before every Hollywood studio starts dusting off its beloved 1980s properties for similar nostalgic legacy sequels in hopes of replicating its success. Redditors have a few legacy sequel ideas they’d like to see.


ten AND 2

ET and Elliot flying across the moon on their bikes.

In 1982, Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming sci-fi gem AND the Extra Terrestrial broke the record for highest-grossing movie ever (the second of three times Spielberg has broken that record), and u/Rufus2fist thinks it’s high time for a sequel.

In a sequel to HEYthe titular alien could bring an adult Elliott to his planet, or find himself stranded on Earth trying to visit his old friend.

9 Tim Burton’s Batman 3

Batman Returns Michael Keaton

After revolutionizing the comic book genre with his dark, dark Batman films, Tim Burton was never able to complete his trilogy. Burton’s third film was canceled after Return of Batman sparked controversy for its dark and violent content. The director was replaced by Joel Schumacher, who revamped the franchise with a hypercamp Adam Westian tone. According to Redditor u/Creepy_Ratio_9308, Burton should finally be allowed to do his Batman three which.

Michael Keaton is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne in a few upcoming DCEU projects. A third Keaton-led solo movie could follow a grizzled veteran Batman down the road as Return of the Dark Knightor adapt batman beyond with the story of an older Bruce dragging his teenage successor into a futuristic Gotham.

8 Flash Gordon 2

The first one Flash Gordon The film didn’t make a big splash at the box office, but it’s been revered as a beloved cult classic in the decades since its theatrical release. He was even paid homage in Seth MacFarlane’s Friends comedy Tedwith a cameo appearance by Sam J. Jones.

According to Redditor u/Mister_Doctor_0127, it’s time for a Flash Gordon after. Jones could play an older Flash who retired from the NFL but hasn’t retired from intergalactic adventures.

seven King Conan

Arnold Schwarzenegger with a huge sword in Conan the Destroyer

The Conan the Barbarian the films were among the first movies that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a top star. A third film has been in development for decades. Redditor u/AnotherJasonOnReddit thinks a third Conan movie could do wonders in today’s blockbuster landscape.

Double King Conana third Conan movie could tell an “Old Man Conan” story. The Conan threequel could be the movie Schwarzenegger is retiring on.

6 The princess bride 2

Westley and Buttercup in The Princess Bride

Rob Reiner’s Fairy Tale Satire The princess to be married is a near-perfect film and one of the most beloved cinematic gems of the 1980s. Redditor u/JohnnyTroubador thinks it’s time for a legacy sequel.

In a possible follow-up The princess to be married, Peter Falk’s adult grandson could tell the sequel story to his own ailing grandson. The sequel could see Westley and Buttercup’s children go on their own adventure.

5 The Goonies 2

The cast of characters from the 1985 comedy The Goonies.

Redditor u/Rufus2fist is thinking of a sequel to The Goonies would be a good idea. In a potential sequel to Amblin’s classic, the adult Goonies could reunite for one last adventure when they find another treasure map. They could once again face foreclosure on their homes, this time due to the onslaught of gentrification.

A sequel to The Goonies could follow the same franchise overhaul formula as Ghostbusters: Afterlifeas a new generation of Goonies are helped by their parents.

4 Back to the future part IV

There is a school of thought that Back to the future Shouldn’t have received a sequel, let alone three, but Redditor u/ravatos626 thinks there’s a fourth story to tell in this universe. A fourth Back to the future Today’s film set might involve Doc and Marty traveling back in time to 1985.

It’s been so long since the original Back to the future trilogy that real time has overtaken the films’ hilarious and inaccurate vision of the distant future. A fourth film could open in the Back to the future modern-day version, even more technologically advanced than its 2015 version.

3 Big Trouble in Little China 2

Jack and Wang protect Grace in Big Trouble In Little China

Redditor u/Marty-the-monkey think John Carpenter’s cult classic action-comedy Big problem in little China deserves its own legacy sequel. With recent roles in Marvel and fast furious franchises, the star of Kurt Russell has the wind in its sails.

Big problem in little ChinaJack Burton is one of Russell’s most underrated roles. Jack is a hysterical subversion of Russell’s usual Snake Plissken anti-hero archetype. It would be fun to see him reprise the role in a sequel.

2 Ferris Bueller’s Day 2

Ferris Bueller's day off

John Hughes passed away over a decade ago, so making a sequel to one of his old classics would be treading in dangerous territory. But according to Redditor u/Rufus2fist, there’s another Ferris Bueller story to tell.

In a potential sequel to Ferris Bueller’s day offFerris could be an adult in a bored office job who takes another day off so he can “stop and look around” to avoid missing out on life.

1 Space balls 2

Rick Moranis in Spaceballs

Redditor u/pieter1234569 would love to see a sequel to universally adored Mel Brooks star wars parody space balls. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, there have been plenty of new star wars stories to parody.

The title suggested by Yogurt in the original film – Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money — would be perfect for a Disney-era satire of a galaxy far, far away.

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