According to TMZ, Francis Ford Coppola claimed that he should have stopped his “Godfather” saga before its sequel.
In Los Angeles when asked by a TMZ cameraman if he would ever return the Corleone family to the big screen, the director shockingly said “There shoulda only been one.” Coppola insisted that ‘Godfather 2’, which was consider to be one of the best sequels of all time, should have never been made.
The Godfather is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1969 novel by Mario Puzo. With a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola and an uncredited Robert Towne, the film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton, and features John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Abe Vigoda. The story, spanning the years 1945 to 1955, chronicles the experiences of the Italian-American Corleone family (Wiki).
Two sequels were made after the first film, The Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990.