That's usually the case with a lot of third installments in my opinion. For example, I had no idea where Spider-Man 3
was headed in terms of villains. Venom came as a complete shock. Same goes for Terminator 3
. After the long wait from the second film I had no idea where they were heading with a third.
Some "threequels" write themselves, though. I think most fans knew exactly where the third X-Men
film was headed after the visage of the Dark Phoenix surfacing at the end of X2
. We all knew what Revenge of the Sith
was going to be about. That was obvious.
Chris Nolan certainly didn't leave any clues at the end of The Dark Knight
, that's for sure. Even more perplexing is David Goyer commenting that Batman III
might not feature traditional, known villains from Batman's Rogues Gallery.