Based on the Steven Gould novels, Jumper was a sci-fi extravaganza that was clearly supposed to do more. With a promising young cast, an open ending, and a frenetic story that could easily be continued in new adventures, it had "franchise hopeful" written all over it. Despite a tepid box office take and terrible reviews, lead actor Hayden Christensen claimed sequel plans were still in development with the studio even two years after its release. According to Christensen, the sequel would've followed its heroes to a darker place; leap forward a decade, though, and 20th Century Fox is officially out of the Jumper movie business.
Director Doug Liman has since managed to transport the property to another locale for a reboot-slash-sequel produced by YouTube Red. However, instead of continuing on with Christensen's character's journey, as told in the second book Reflex, the new series will focus on the third novel in the series, Impulse, which focuses on his eventual daughter. Meanwhile, actor Jamie Bell has taken it upon himself to start up a television reboot based on the property, which may or may not feature him in his original role from the 2008 film. So while Jumper might have built a launchpad for separate projects, whatever plans were percolating for Jumper 2 have ultimately failed to clear the hurdle.