I bet you didn't see any of this coming. According to Moviehole, Dreamworks has already greenlit a sequel to Transformers and 20th Century Fox has done the same for its Fantastic Four franchise. Transformers was a no-brainer; that film is bound to make a ton of money once it's finally released theatrically in the states next week. No word yet on whether Michael Bay will direct again, but if they want to get the ball rolling right away, I imagine they'll look to fill his shoes. Expect tons of people to cry foul once Brett Ratner's name is mentioned. With Fantastic Four 3, Moviehole's source says the film will again be dependent on who they can "team the Fantastic Four up with." Seeing as Silver Surfer's presence worked, expect another superhero to take his place and join forces with The Four. Here's where you fans get to tell 20th Century Fox what you expect out of the sequel.
And then comes TMNT. Marvel's Steve Murphy recently shared the following info with readers on his blog: ""As of two weeks ago Imagi Entertainment (the TMNT movie animation studio) informed Mirage Studios that there was a 50-50 chance of a CGI film sequel. Last week they upped the odds to 70-30 in favor of a sequel, as talks between Imagi and their distribution partners Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Group seem to be heading in a positive direction..." I'm pretty stoked about this one; TMNT surprised the hell out of me when it hit theaters this past spring, and assuming they bring back Kevin Munroe (a must, in my opinion), expect a lot of good things out of the sequel. And, based on my conversation with Munroe, there's a fairly good chance we'll see an old nemesis show up to wreak some havoc.