threequel (plural threequels)
- (narratology) The chronologically third part of any series of works, especially a movie trilogy.
- Synonym: trequel
- 1979 May 25, Janet Maslin, “Inside a Floating Hulk”, The New York Times
- When last seen, the “Poseidon” had been blown into small pieces. With any luck, this means Mr. Allen can’t possibly make a threequel.
- 1999 June 30, Katherine Anne Ackley, Perspectives on Contemporary Issues, Readings Across the Disciplines, Harcourt, fourth edition, Thomson Wadsworth (2006), →ISBN, page 267
- On the contrary, last summer saw two jocular parodies of 1970’s blaxploitation films: the minor hit Undercover Brother and Beyonce Knowles’s portrayal of Foxxy Cleopatra, a character in the Austin Powers “threequel.”
- 2007 January 5, Stephen Humphries, “At theaters in 2007, the year of the 'threequel'”, The Christian Science Monitor
- This may be the year of the threequel, but not all the franchises will be successful, predicts Mr. Gray.
- 2007 April 16, Brian Mciver, “Return of the Threequel”, The Daily Record
- THE biggest threequels to date have included some great films.
- The third part of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi (1983), then Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) were huge hits.