Franchises like Star Wars have put out multiple trilogies albeit it isn’t the only series that has gone beyond the one-trilogy format standard.

However, even after multiple trilogies, some franchises still have fans anxiously awaiting the next entry. The Star Wars franchise is likely the most well-known example of this, but it is far from the only film that has expanded beyond the traditional single trilogy.

Fans have taken a liking to hit movies launching hit trilogies and franchises, though this has expanded to provide more than one series of films or “trilogies” over time. It’s not uncommon for movie franchises to now release multiple trilogys in order to capitalise on the series’ continued success.

1. Star Wars’ Skywalker Saga

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Star Wars was a surprising smash when it was initially released in 1977, launching not just a trilogy of films but an entire series known as “The Skywalker Saga.” The original trilogy ended with Episode IV: A New Hope, which was followed by The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The original trilogy ended with Episode IV: A New Hope, which was continued by The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

The prequel series hit theatres when Episode I: The Phantom Menace began the saga followed by Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Finally, in 2015, the sequel series began with Episode VII: The Force Awakens, followed by The Last Jedi and Rise of the Skywalker, which concluded the storey.


2. The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Many Solo Films and Trilogies

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with Iron Man in 2008, is one of the greatest shared collections of films. The MCU’s trilogies began to grow as additional characters were introduced in solo and team flicks.

The Avengers team-up flicks, as well as Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, each had their own trilogy. Ant-Man, Spider-Man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy are now about to finish trilogies in their own franchises that connect into the greater MCU storyline, which is only going to get bigger and expand even more in the coming years and beyond.


3. The Fast And The Furious: Three Trilogies & much more to come

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many fans would not have predicted that 2001’s The Fast and the Furious would establish such a lengthy and profitable franchise after sequels like 2 Fast 2 Furious of 2003 or The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift of 2006. While the trilogy appeared to stop there, Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift reintroduced the original ensemble and infused new life into the franchise in 2009.

The Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 worked ahead on the original premise even more and released a new trilogy with Furious 7 in 2015, The Fate of the Furious in 2017 and F9 in 2021. It got launched with more entries and sequels to spin-offs like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw arranged for the future to even further expand the unprecedented hit franchise.

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