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After the release of the 2020 film Artemis Fowl, there were plans to make sequels to the film. They were supposed to be based on the seven remaining novels in the book series, from Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident to Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian. However, the projects did not come to fruition.

Plot[]

The plots for the sequels are unknown, but they were supposed to be based on the seven remaining novels and follow the events of the 2020 film.

Why They Were Cancelled[]

  1. The first film received negative reviews from critics, audiences, and fans of the book series alike.
  2. The film received controversy for the castings of Captain Holly Short and Dom Butler. Lara McDonnell's casting as Short brought accusations of whitewashing, given the character in the book series is described as having dark nut-brown skin of a coffee complexion. Similarly, Nonso Anozie's casting as Butler was criticized, as the books describe him as a Eurasian who can pass as Japanese and Russian; and because the character's physical description of terrifying anyone in his presence, combined with his backstory of his family having served the Fowl family for centuries, was seen with Anozie's casting as embodying several stereotypes of African Americans and Africans, in particular the "scary black man" and "black servant" tropes.
  3. The first film was later removed from Disney+ on May 26, 2023, along with other original movies, shows, and specials that were on Disney+ and Hulu, effectively cancelling any lingering chances of possible sequels to the film.

Results[]

  • The sequels were permanently cancelled.
  • Artemis Fowl (2020) is a stand-alone film.
  • The movie got removed from Disney+ in May 2023, although in September of that year it got re-released on digital platforms.

Trivia[]

  • Due to the first film's removal from Disney+ on May 26, 2023, the film was thought to have fallen into obscurity due to the film not having a physical release and for a while, not being available to purchase or rent on any digital stores. However, the film was released on digital retail platforms on September 26, 2023, alongside some other films that were removed from Disney+.

References[]

  1. https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/artemis-fowl-review-disney-plus-1234631330/
  2. https://www.cbr.com/artemis-fowl-movie-review/
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  4. https://collider.com/movies-based-on-childrens-media-that-failed/
  5. https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2020/06/14/artemis-fowl-hollywood-keeps-making-the-same-franchise-killing-mistake/?sh=60b8aaa74667
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  8. https://popculture.com/streaming/news/disney-plus-artemis-fowl-removed-worst-movies-ever/
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