Re: Does it HAVE to be a trilogy? Can it go beyond three films?
I think a 3 picture deal is a reasonable amount to expect from a given team of actors, directors, crew, etc. working on a film series. History has told us many times that trying to push past the 3rd film is tricky under the best circumstances. But as we see these kinds of movies looking beyond just the title character to attempt universe-building, I think it would be wise to adopt an approach similar to Star Wars, build the movie series in trilogies and build them like LEGOs. That allows for building of a coherent story and allows for changes in tone, direction, cast, etc. in between