Hollywood’s had its finger on the reboot button for years now, to the point where it seems as if no stone is left unturned when it comes to dormant franchises getting another lease on life. Heck, movie studios are apparently so desperate for ideas that they’ve started turning old TV shows into movies now (to be fair, if they keep turning out to be 21 Jump Street style However, there are still a fair number of franchises out there that, for whatever reason, haven’t been revived yet. While we’re fairly confident that a few of these franchise revivals would turn out poorly, we’d still like to see them get another kick at the can. Here are the 10 movie franchises we’d most like to see make a comeback.
10. The Scorpion King
Believe it or not, there are actually four Scorpion King movies but all, but the first have been direct-to-DVD drivel. Also, only the 2002 original features Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the title role, so there’s really no reason to even acknowledge the rest of the franchise’s existence. Of course, the very fact that there are still Scorpion King movies being produced means that it’s not technically a dormant franchise, but without The Rock, it kind of is. The Scorpion King is by no means a great movie, but it’s an entertaining adventure powered by the pure charisma of a young Dwayne Johnson and a surprisingly good supporting cast featuring Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
Sure, The Rock may view the film now as a rather hilarious early point in his Hollywood career, but this is an actor who can elevate even the lowest material and to be honest, I kind of miss the sword and sandals epics that seemed to be everywhere in the early 2000s. If The Rock could make a franchise like Fast & Furious watchable, he definitely could do the same for The Scorpion King.