On August 1st, 2012 the Hollywood Reporter reported on Hollywood's summer of 2012, with predictions for future year's sequels. Here's an excerpt:
"Before summer began, few would have predicted Magic Mike 2 would happen before a Battleship sequel. But so far the warm-weather season has delivered some surprises when it comes to creating or prolonging franchises, Hollywood's lifeblood. With summer heading into its final stretch, here's how the studios stack up."