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5 Sequels That Offed OG Main Characters Like They Were Nothing

5 Sequels That Offed OG Main Characters Like They Were Nothing
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These movies shocked us by killing off the characters we never thought would die.

Sequels often promise more thrills and new stories. But while some sequels gently nudge the storyline forward, others take a more daring approach by dramatically killing off main characters from the original films.

Here are five sequels like this to stream right now, but be aware of spoilers.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) — Disney Plus

This movie took a bold step by offing some key characters. Jean Grey, reborn as the Phoenix, went on a rampage, killing both Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Professor Charles Xavier.

It's quite a shocker considering Xavier's role as the leader and moral compass of the X-Men. Jean herself gets taken down by Wolverine, making it a triple whammy of main character deaths

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) — AMC+

Jamie Lee Curtis's character, the iconic Laurie Strode, meets her demise in this sequel. It was quite the twist, especially considering Laurie's status as the original final girl of the Halloween series.

Her character's death seemed to mark the end of her involvement in the storied franchise — at least, until she made a comeback in later films​.

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The Suicide Squad (2021) — Prime Video, Max

Captain Boomerang, a character from the 2016 Suicide Squad movie, was brought back only to be killed off quickly in this sequel. His abrupt exit was a surprising twist for fans who had followed the character from the first film.

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Scream 3 (2000) — Max

In this third installment, Cotton Weary, who played a pivotal role in the first two films, gets killed by Ghostface. His death early in the movie sets a grim tone for the rest of the story, marking a significant departure from the survival of main characters typically seen in the earlier films​​.

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) — Disney Plus

This movie delivers a heart-wrenching blow with the death of Han Solo. As he tries to reach out to his son, Kylo Ren, Han is fatally injured with a lightsaber and falls into an abyss.

This moment was not only shocking but also marked a significant shift in the Star Wars saga, as one of the original and most beloved characters passed the torch to the new generation.