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16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

In honor of the trailer for Jingle All the Way 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy, here's a look back at other sequels people refuse to acknowledge.

1. Ace Ventura, Jr.

Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn't in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie credit: both were in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

2. American Psycho 2

Mila Kunis and William Shatner star in this straight-to-DVD sequel to the Christian Bale hit.

3. Road House 2

This straight-to-DVD sequel, which clocks in at under 90 minutes, came out seventeen years after the original.

4. Legally Blondes

Reese Witherspoon, the star of the first two Legally Blonde movies, produced this third film but did not act in it. Instead, the film stars British twins who play cousins of Witherspoon's original character.

5. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

Supposedly, this film would have led to a Home Alone TV series had it been well-received.

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

In an informal survey done here at the office, a few people admitted to knowing this film exists, but nobody has actually seen it. Can anyone share a review?

7 & 8. Cruel Intentions 2 & 3

Amy Adams starred in Cruel Intentions 2, which was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to the original. Meanwhile, the only connection between the original—starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, and Reese Witherspoon—and Cruel Intentions 3 appears to be that the writer of the third's last name is Reese.

9. Open Water 2: Adrift

When this script was first written, it was not in any way related to Open Water. But when that film did well in the box office, they decided to repackage Adrift as an Open Water sequel.

10. Road Trip: Beer Pong

Actress Rhoda Griffis, who played "Tour Group Mom" in the 2000 film Road Trip, was cast as "Filthy Mom" in the 2009 sequel. According to IMDb, the producers did not realize she was in the original when they cast her in Road Trip: Beer Pong.

11. Save the Last Dance 2

R&B performer Ne-Yo's first film role was in this straight-to-DVD sequel.

12. Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

This is the fifth movie in the Dr. Dolittle reboot that began in 1998, and it's the third in the series to go direct-to-DVD and not actually feature the titular doctor in the film.

13. Bambi II

Technically, this 2006 film is not a sequel. It's called a "midquel" because it begins somewhere in the middle of the original Bambi story.

14. Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia

Ken Anderson, the wrestler known as "Mr. Kennedy" who is featured in the image above, is not actually the star of this movie. Nor was the film shot in Colombia. (It was filmed in Puerto Rico.)

15. War of the Worlds 2

This is the sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which came out in 2005, not the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, which also came out in 2005.

16. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

This third I Know What You Did Last Summer film has a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Nearly six months after current Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi announced that he'd be hanging up his Crombie coat at the end of this year, fans have been speculating about who would be taking over the TARDIS. On Sunday morning, BBC announced that Jodie Whittaker will become the Thirteenth Doctor—the first female lead in the show's history.

That's not the only major change the series will see when its Christmas Special premieres at the end of this year; longtime showrunner Steven Moffat is handing off creative duties to Chris Chibnall, who has written several episodes of the series over the past decade. The teaming of Chibnall and Whittaker will be a familiar one, as the two have spent the past several years working on Broadchurch, which Chibnall created and in which Whittaker stars (its stellar final season is airing on BBC America now).

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey—with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet," Whittaker said in a statement. "It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor," Chibnall added. "I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Though Whittaker will make history as the first female Doctor, the idea has been floated in the past. When David Tennant parted ways with his role as the Tenth Doctor in 2008, showrunner Russell Davies said that Catherine Zeta-Jones was his first choice to replace him.

When asked what it feels like to be the first woman Doctor, Whittaker said, "It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible."

Fortunately, Whittaker already has a few friends in the Doctor Who family who she's expecting to hear from at any minute. "I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls," she admitted. "I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston, and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice."

Whittaker will make her debut in the 2017 Christmas Special, which will mark Capaldi's final episode as the Twelfth Doctor—and he couldn't be more thrilled with his choice of successor.

“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm," Capaldi said. "She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

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