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the Oscars 29:53
Potpourri (The Last Jedi)- 39:50
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This weekend, Netflix will debut their latest Marvel-based series. This one is a solo effort featuring Jon Bernthal as the Punisher. Prior to landing on television, Frank Castle has starred in three movies. None of them were successful which makes pinning down the exact start and end of the Punisher series a bit tricky. Since each of the three theatrical films was essentially its own separate entity, I am going to treat them as three failed attempts to launch a franchise. Which one are we looking at today? All three of them!
Way back in 2011, I wrote an article about movies that were intended to generate sequels, but weren’t successful enough to do so. Ironically, that article was successful enough to generate a sequel. In the grandest of all franchise traditions, I went back to the well and made it a trilogy. Since 2012, my series about movies that failed to start a series of their own has been dormant. Until now. It’s time to reboot with a look at movies that were supposed to reboot franchises but didn’t.
I have to admit, when I titled my original article “Movies that were supposed to launch franchises (but didn’t) Pt. 1” a part of me thought that it would be hysterical to never write part 2. The problem is, there are just so many failed franchises to explore, that I couldn’t resist revisiting the subject for long.