When we were writing the script, I said to the writers, “I hate sequels that try to make it to the third movie. Pretend like weâ€™re never having a third movie, so let’s go for broke on the second one. I hate those cliffhangers! Let’s just make this movie stand on its own.” I really feel this movie is not a forced sequel. I think the script is really good, and I think it’s got a lot of new stuff in it. There are a lot of rumors out there, but we’ve released a lot of fake stuff. Weâ€™ve done a really good job of keeping things secret.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly