Some franchises have chosen to ignore certain sequels (the Universal Soldier series did this, apparently) but that's not quite the same thing.
Star Trek II ignored I, and VI ignored V. Every Highlander sequel ignores all the others and
the ending of the first one. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ignored the first one. Friday 13th Part V ignored IV, picking up in an alternate post-III continuity. And as you pointed out, Universal Soldier: The Return ignored the two telemovies, and then Universal Soldier: Regeneration ignored The Return and
the telemovies, picking up again after the original.