Just because fans enjoy their favorite series, does not mean that these movies are actually good— nor does it mean that it will actually be successful in the box office. For example, the Star Wars series has been loved by many for nearly half a century. However, when looking at movies like Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, it is clear that not all movies within the franchise are loved and appreciated equally. For example, Scott Mendelson, a Hollywood and Entertainment contributor for Forbes and lifelong fan of the Star Wars franchises echoed what many fans believe to be true: "The Rise of Skywalker is a bad movie and a miserable finale that serves no purpose other than to reassure adult fans of the original Star Wars that they are still the "chosen ones" of the pop culture galaxy."
Thus, even though a franchise is well-loved does not mean a sequel within it will be the same, so why even produce one?