Spin-Offs have become the general norm in the industry as original ideas are hard to find nowadays. But sometimes spin-offs are not all bad as there are certain amazing characters that deserve a chance to entertain fans on the big screen. These Spin-offs have proved that sometimes deviating from the canon is a good thing. Here’s is the list of fan-favorite spin-off movie franchises.
#10: This Is 40 (2012)
Original Movie: Knocked Up (2007)
This is 40 deviates from the general theme of Knocked Up and takes a more drama-comedy approach. The story is about Pete and Debbie, who we all saw in Knocked Up. Both of them are about to turn 40 and their life is falling apart. It is a very likable movie and it is more relationship-oriented.
#9: Puss in Boots (2011)
Original Movie: Shrek 2 (2004)
The audience instantly fell in love with Puss in Shrek 2, and the studio capitalized on that by giving him his own movie. The movie tells the backstory of the lead character and the struggle he had to go through to clear his name. This movie was also loved by the fans and it even got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
#8: Minions (2015)
Original Movie: Despicable Me (2010)
The Minions were the supporting characters in Despicable Me and the fans could not handle their cuteness. They managed to create a multi-million-dollar franchise out of thin air. This movie became so popular that it even over-shadowed the original. The franchise is stronger than ever as they have several projects planned.
#7: Finding Dory (2016)
Original Movie: Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo is one of the most iconic Pixar movies of all time and it is still celebrated all around the world. Dory was the comic-relief in Finding Nemo and her character was amazing. The only complaint we have is that we had to wait 13 years for this movie.
#6: The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Original Movie: The Lego Movie (2014)
Batman can do no wrong. It was obvious that he was going to get his own Lego movie after the original and his movie is absolutely sensational. The movie is full of amazing vocal performances and no one would have ever imagined that we would live in a world where Zach Galifianakis is a better Joker than Jared Leto.
#5: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Original Movie Franchise: Harry Potter
No one actually asked for this spin-off, as there are a ton of other characters in the Harry Potter universe that deserve a spin-off, but we were wrong. Fantastic Beasts was a very enjoyable movie and we just can’t hate the amazing Newt Scamander.
#4: Creed (2015)
Original Movie Franchise: Rocky
The Rocky franchise is one of the most popular franchises in the world and that made the fans skeptical about this movie. But to everyone’s surprise, Creed turned out to be the best movie in the franchise after the original movie. This movie shows the perfect way to revamp a franchise.
#3: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Original Movie Franchise: Star Wars
Rogue One is one of the best Star Wars movies of recent times. No one had any expectations from this movie and that worked in its favor as it completely blew everyone away. The Darth Vader scene in this movie alone is better than the last 2 Star Wars movies.
#2: Logan (2017)
Original Movie Franchise: X-Men
Logan never felt like an X-Men movie, and that is the best compliment we can give it. This movie gave the proper send-off to the iconic characters Wolverine and Professor X. The movie was dark, gritty and felt very real and we are happy that we got such a good movie but sad that we’ll never see our favorite characters again.
#1: Deadpool (2016)
Original Movie Franchise: X-Men
Ryan Reynolds had to work insanely hard to make this movie a reality. Deadpool is known and loved worldwide and no one thought that his character could be properly adapted on the big screen, due to his antics and behavior. But everything in this movie was done exactly like the comics and we cannot thank them enough for that.