X2: X-Men United
Sequel to X-Men
The Matrix Reloaded
Sepuel to The Matrix
2 Fast 2 Furious
Sequel to The Fast and the Furious
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Prequel to Dumb and Dumber (I'm not sure if I should consider it a sequel)
Rugrats Go Wild!
Sequel to The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris, The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Sequel to Charlie's Angels
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
Sequel to Legally Blonde
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Sequel to The Terminator and T2
Bad Boys II
Sequel to Bad Boys
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Sequel to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Sequel to Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2
Sequel to American Pie, American Pie 2
Freddy Vs Jason
Sequel to the 8 Nightmare on Elm Street movies, 10 Friday the Thirteenth movies
Jeepers Creepers II
Sequel to Jeepers Creepers
Men in Black III
Starring: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Release Date: Unknown; that will depend upon when filming eventually gets started.
Based Upon: This will be, of course, the third film in the Men in Black series that was originally based upon the short-lived (and obscure at the time) 1990s Marvel comic book series, "Men in Black."
Premise: Apparently, there is a story idea, which was pitched to Barry Sonnenfeld by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but what exactly that idea entails hasn't been hinted at yet.
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz
Release Date: June 18th, 2004
Based Upon: This is the sequel to the $250+ million hit film, Shrek, itself based upon the children's book by William Steig.
Premise: Picking up exactly where the first movie left off, this movie takes us to the kingdom of Far, Far Away, as Shrek and Fiona return to her homeland to tell her parents the good news. Not everyone is happy to find her married to an ogre, with the most irate in this group being Prince Charming, who was supposed to be the one who lifted Fiona's curse. We're also introduced to the mysterious Fairy Godmother, and a bar called the Poison Apple, where the villains of the fairy tale world hang out, including the great ogre-slayer... Puss-in-Boots.
Release Date: TBA 2005/2006
Based Upon: This film will be a continuation of the themes and characters of 2000's Gladiator, which went on to win five Academy Awards, and which ended its U.S. theatrical run with a $188 million gross, after a $34.8 opening weekend, starting on May 5th, 2000. There is currently no firm word about whether it will be a prequel, a sequel, or possibly... both (like The Godfather Part II).
Premise: Reports are currently conflicting about whether this will be a sequel or a prequel to the 2000 film about a Roman general who becomes a gladiator, as a means to exact vengeance for the misdeeds committed by the Emperor Commodus. Based upon the wording of some quotes from screenwriter John Logan or the various producers, it appears this film could actually be both a prequel and a sequel, similar to the plot structure of The Godfather Part II. If there are prequel elements, that story would be likely to follow the experiences of the older characters from the first movie, when they was a young man. Those character would most likely be Proximo, played by the late Oliver Reed, who in the first movie was a slave trainer who advised Maximus (Russell Crowe) and Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was also played by an actor who has since deceased (Richard Harris). A sequel story would likely take place 10-15 years after the end of the first movie, at the time at which young Lucius had grown to be an adult, and the (potential) emperor of Rome, as the last heir to Marcus Aurelius. In addition to those two possible storylines, there is also a strong chance that Maximus may return in some capacity, whether it be something that took place before the first movie, or as a memory/dream/ghost in the time after it.
Release Date: Unknown; there's been no firm word yet about when this movie might be produced (or released).
Based Upon: This movie is of course a sequel to 1984's Terminator, following 1991's T2: Judgement Day and 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Premise: The 80-page treatment that currently exists for this movie takes place farther in the future as humanity is waging their war against the robots. John Connor will be the star, and beyond that... not much is known. Will the T-800 (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first three movies) return?
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Santa Clause 3