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9th Feb '16 9:33:15 PM LorienTheYounger
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* Following the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', the film series was rebooted in 2012 with ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan]]'', just five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the previous installment]]. Then, after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 a single sequel]] was made in 2014, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries this continuity]] was abandoned and the character was rebooted again: from here on, Spider-Man would be incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with the first new solo film due in 2017.
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* Following the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', the film series was rebooted in 2012 with ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan]]'', ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', just five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the previous installment]]. Then, after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 a single sequel]] was made in 2014, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries this continuity]] was abandoned and the character was rebooted again: from here on, Spider-Man would be incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with the first new solo film due in 2017.
9th Feb '16 9:32:06 PM LorienTheYounger
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** Another reboot took place after the conclusion of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga]] in 2012. The character has been incorporated into the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, making his first appearance in the 2016 film ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
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** Another reboot took place after the conclusion of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga]] Film/TheDarkKnightSaga in 2012. The character has been incorporated into the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, making his first appearance in the 2016 film ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
9th Feb '16 9:31:19 PM LorienTheYounger
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' provided a Continuity Reboot to the ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie universe: Rewriting Franchise/{{Batman}}'s and every other character's story, and treating it to a new cinematic style. Controversially, this often entailed departing from the original comics even more dramatically than the earlier movies had. ''Batman Begins'' was also noteworthy for being the first ''Batman'' film to be made [[OutlivedItsCreator following creator Bob Kane's death]]. After ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' completed the planned [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga trilogy]], the series will be rebooted ''yet again'' this time as part of the same continuity as ''Film/ManOfSteel'' with his first appearance being in a team up film with Superman in 2016. * ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was intended as an Continuity Reboot of the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie series, showing Bond as a 00 agent on his first mission, and giving the movie a much more [[DarkerAndEdgier realistic and serious]] setting and style than those before it.
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' provided a Continuity Reboot to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': ** Following the original four ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie universe: Rewriting Franchise/{{Batman}}'s and every other character's story, and treating it to a new cinematic style. Controversially, this often entailed departing from the original comics even more dramatically than the earlier movies had. ''Batman Begins'' was also noteworthy for being the first ''Batman'' film to be made [[OutlivedItsCreator following creator Bob Kane's death]]. After ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' completed the planned [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga trilogy]], directed by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher, the series will be was rebooted ''yet again'' this time as part of the same continuity as ''Film/ManOfSteel'' in 2005 with Christopher Nolan's ''Film/BatmanBegins'', the first installment of FIlm/TheDarkKnightSaga. This movie retold Batman's origin story in a new, grounded, gritty and "realistic" style. It was possibly the first movie to really popularise the term "reboot", with the filmmakers stressing that it was ''not'' a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] to Burton's 1989 movie. ** Another reboot took place after the conclusion of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga]] in 2012. The character has been incorporated into the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, making his first appearance being in a team up the 2016 film with Superman in 2016. ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. * ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was intended as an is a Continuity Reboot of the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie series, showing Bond as a 00 agent on his first mission, and giving the movie a much more [[DarkerAndEdgier realistic and serious]] setting and style than those before it.

** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''. Considering how much was changed, and the fact they were planning to make sequels based off of this film before it bombed too badly, it's more a reboot than a straight remake of [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 the 1968 film]]. ** ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a new continuity reboot of the film series, acting as an origin story for planned sequels. * ''Film/SupermanReturns'' was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended as a Broad Strokes type of sequel to ''Film/{{Superman}} I'' and ''[[Film/SupermanII II]]'' that was intended to restart the film series while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''[[Film/SupermanIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', but no further sequels were made. It was instead followed with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a full Continuity Reboot.
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** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001''. Considering how much The story was changed, and the fact they were planning entirely unconnected to make sequels based off of this film before it bombed too badly, it's more a reboot than a straight remake of [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 the 1968 film]]. film]] and its sequels & prequels, with only loose similarities between the two. Despite including a SequelHook at the end, [[StillbornFranchise it never spawned sequels of its own]]. ** ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a new another continuity reboot of the film series, acting as an origin story for planned sequels. more directly inspired by the 1968 version. * ''Film/SupermanReturns'' was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended as a Broad Strokes type to restart the film series, accepting the continuity of sequel to ''Film/{{Superman}} I'' ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman I]]'' and ''[[Film/SupermanII II]]'' that was intended to restart the film series in a BroadStrokes fashion while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''[[Film/SupermanIII III]]'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', IV]]'' but no further sequels were made. It was instead followed with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', a full Continuity Reboot.

* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' film series [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan was rebooted in 2012]], a decade after [[Film/SpiderMan1 it started]] and five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the third installment]]. Then in 2015 it was announced that ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' itself would be rebooted within the context of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with the new Spider-Man's first solo film in 2017 (five years after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan the first reboot film]] and three years after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the final one]]).
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* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' Following the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', the film series [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan was rebooted in 2012]], a decade after [[Film/SpiderMan1 it started]] and 2012 with ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan]]'', just five years after [[Film/SpiderMan3 the third previous installment]]. Then in 2015 it Then, after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 a single sequel]] was announced that ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' itself made in 2014, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries this continuity]] was abandoned and the character was rebooted again: from here on, Spider-Man would be rebooted within the context of incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with the new Spider-Man's first new solo film due in 2017 (five years after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan the first reboot film]] and three years after [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the final one]]).2017.

* ''[[Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit]]'' (2014) is this to the ''Literature/JackRyan'' film series which include ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990), ''Film/PatriotGames'' (1992), ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (1994) and ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002).
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* ''[[Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit]]'' (2014) is this to Although it wasn't explicitly marketed as such, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002) was a continuity reboot of the ''Literature/JackRyan'' film series which include including ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990), ''Film/PatriotGames'' (1992), (1992) and ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'' (1994) and ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002). intending to revitalise the series with a new younger lead actor. Ten years later, ''[[Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit]]'' (2014) was a more straightforward example.
7th Feb '16 10:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* It isn't promoted as such, but the 2011 DirectToVideo film ''Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown'' is this to the original run of ''{{Peanuts}}'' animated adaptations (which ended in 2006). Adapting material from the strip that had previously been incorporated into the franchise's SaturdayMorningCartoon and the special ''It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown'' in TheEighties, it focuses on the core cast of the strip as it stood in TheSixties (Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroder, Sally, and Snoopy), scales back Snoopy's SpotlightStealingSquad and {{Slapstick}} tendencies, doesn't try to be [[WereStillRelevantDammit "relevant"]], and has sharper humor and a quieter, more melancholy tone than post-''SnoopyComeHome'' adaptations did. It also disregards the strip and specials' ArtEvolution in favor of using the character and background designs from TheSixties, though it keeps the voice acting style and jazz scoring forever linked to the franchise.
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* It isn't promoted as such, but the 2011 DirectToVideo film ''Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown'' is this to the original run of ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' animated adaptations (which ended in 2006). Adapting material from the strip that had previously been incorporated into the franchise's SaturdayMorningCartoon and the special ''It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown'' in TheEighties, it focuses on the core cast of the strip as it stood in TheSixties (Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroder, Sally, and Snoopy), scales back Snoopy's SpotlightStealingSquad and {{Slapstick}} tendencies, doesn't try to be [[WereStillRelevantDammit "relevant"]], and has sharper humor and a quieter, more melancholy tone than post-''SnoopyComeHome'' post-''WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome'' adaptations did. It also disregards the strip and specials' ArtEvolution in favor of using the character and background designs from TheSixties, though it keeps the voice acting style and jazz scoring forever linked to the franchise.
2nd Feb '16 2:30:10 PM bwburke94
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** Promised to be averted in the post-''Flashpoint'' relaunch. Writer Brian Azzarello says he doesn't intend to retcon anything or give Diana a new origin, but that he does not plan on revisiting or referencing past storylines, deliberately making it unclear as to just how much of Wonder Wonder Womans's history is still canon. While the series is of high quality, the promise of no new origin turned out to be a case of LyingCreator.
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** Promised to be averted in the post-''Flashpoint'' relaunch. Writer Brian Azzarello says he doesn't intend to retcon anything or give Diana a new origin, but that he does not plan on revisiting or referencing past storylines, deliberately making it unclear as to just how much of Wonder Wonder Womans's Woman's history is still canon. While the series is of high quality, the promise of no new origin turned out to be a case of LyingCreator.
23rd Jan '16 11:05:05 AM nombretomado
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* The 2006 version of ''ThePinkPanther'' starring SteveMartin as Inspector Clouseau starts with a clean slate and only two characters held over from the original series (Clouseau and Dreyfus). Its 2009 sequel is simply titled ''The Pink Panther 2'', avoiding the original series' IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.
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* The 2006 version of ''ThePinkPanther'' starring SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin as Inspector Clouseau starts with a clean slate and only two characters held over from the original series (Clouseau and Dreyfus). Its 2009 sequel is simply titled ''The Pink Panther 2'', avoiding the original series' IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.
14th Jan '16 3:46:22 PM nombretomado
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** The SquareEnix published ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' is a complete reboot. The new continuity features a fresh out of university Lara, with very little combat experience. This Lara is very down to earth and though she is still very brave and crafty she still easily succumbs to fear and panic when she gets captured, is alone or is forced to kill. Though this change is not a bad thing in most respects it's still an extremely jarring departure if you've always known her as the semi-cocky, self-reliant, one woman army who almost literally spits in the face of danger.
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** The SquareEnix Creator/SquareEnix published ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' is a complete reboot. The new continuity features a fresh out of university Lara, with very little combat experience. This Lara is very down to earth and though she is still very brave and crafty she still easily succumbs to fear and panic when she gets captured, is alone or is forced to kill. Though this change is not a bad thing in most respects it's still an extremely jarring departure if you've always known her as the semi-cocky, self-reliant, one woman army who almost literally spits in the face of danger.
2nd Jan '16 9:32:33 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Josh Trank's ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Fantastic Four]]'' (2015) will be a reboot of the ''Film/FantasticFour'' franchise. It's scheduled to be out a decade after the first installment and eight years after the sequel (''Rise of the Silver Surfer''). ** Considering how much the 2015 movie apparently bombed, it may get rebooted into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
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* Josh Trank's ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Fantastic Four]]'' (2015) will be is a reboot of the ''Film/FantasticFour'' franchise. It's scheduled to be out franchise, released a decade after the first installment and eight years after the sequel (''Rise of the Silver Surfer''). ** Considering how much the 2015 movie apparently bombed, it may get rebooted into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.Surfer'').
2nd Jan '16 8:40:10 PM TitoMosquito
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** Considering how much the 2015 movie apparently bombed, it may get rebooted into the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

* It was [[http://screenrant.com/ben-10-cartoon-network/ announced]] on June 2015 that ''{{Ben 10}}'' will have a reboot.
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* It was [[http://screenrant.com/ben-10-cartoon-network/ announced]] on June 2015 that ''{{Ben ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' will have a reboot.
28th Dec '15 1:39:10 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Following the purchase of [=LucasArts=] by Creator/{{Disney}}, all ''Franchise/StarWars'' books written prior to the introduction of the sequel trilogy have been de-canonized and placed under the "Legends" label. After the inevitable fandom outcry, the Disney marketers hastily changed "de-canonized" to "AlternateContinuity", though the overall effect is the same.
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* Following the purchase of [=LucasArts=] by Creator/{{Disney}}, all ''Franchise/StarWars'' books (and any other media besides ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'') written prior to the introduction of the sequel trilogy have been de-canonized and placed under the "Legends" label. After the inevitable fandom outcry, the Disney marketers hastily changed "de-canonized" to "AlternateContinuity", though the overall effect is the same. They have also opened the door to bringing back pieces of that canon should they be included in new Expanded Universe works, which has already started happening.
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