A number of world's most popular film franchises are gearing up to unleash the follow-up to their successful installments to tap into their already exsiting fanbase, reported Aceshowbiz.
Robert Downey Jr starrer "Iron Man" has already released two movies in the franchise while Bruce Willis starrer "Die Hard" has four.
The upcoming movie is named "A Good Day to Die Hard" and will see Willis reprise his famous cop role of John McClane.
"The Hunger Games", based on American writer Suzanne Collins trilogy novel was widely appreciated by the audience after its release this year. Next movie is novel's second part "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire".
"The Fast and the Furious", an action film which has six movies in its franchise, will release its seventh part with action star Vin Diesel.
American superhero film "Thor", starring Chris Hemsworth, is returning to the screens again with "Thor: The Dark World".
Other the follow-up movies like "Despicable Me", "Monsters Inc" and "The Smurfs" are also lined up for release this year.