What do you do when making sequel after sequel in a franchise isn’t enough? Why, you start making spinoffs, of course. Here are some more well-known movie spinoffs.

“Logan” (2017)
There have been a few Wolverine-related spinoffs from the “X-Men” movies, a couple of which make this list. However, the best of the bunch is “Logan,” which did two notable things. One, it did not skimp on the violence and language to make an R-rated comic book movie. Two, it’s more of a serious drama than an action film, and even got an Oscar nomination for its screenplay.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016)
How could they resist making a spinoff of the “Harry Potter” films? There’s just so much money in it. Thus, “Fantastic Beasts,” which features wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York in the years before the action of Harry Potter takes place. It’s something of a sequel, but also definitely a spinoff given its zoological bent and focus on Newt.

“Rogue One” (2016)
Have you heard that they are making “Star Wars” spinoffs now? The first of the bunch was “Rogue One,” which fills in some gaps in the story from the first “Star Wars” movie way back in 1977. Finally, we get to see how the plans for the Death Star, and its weakness, got in the hands of Princess Leia. It’s a real bummer, but also a really good edition to the “Star Wars” canon.

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