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14th Apr '16 5:22:41 AM moloch
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** The "movies-within-movies" 'verse includes ''Film/KillBill'' (It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.) Creator/SonnyChiba's appearance as a [[LegacyCharacter new Hanzo family member]] is an in-joke linking his ''Shadow Warriors'' series to ''Kill Bill''. The shared character of Earl [=McGraw=] links that to Film/FromDuskTillDawn and the Film/{{Grindhouse}} movies. From their we hop to [[Creator/RobertRodriguez Rodriguez]], who tells us ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe.

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** The "movies-within-movies" 'verse includes ''Film/KillBill'' (It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.) Creator/SonnyChiba's appearance as a [[LegacyCharacter new Hanzo family member]] is an in-joke linking his ''Shadow Warriors'' series to ''Kill Bill''. The shared character of Earl [=McGraw=] links that to Film/FromDuskTillDawn and the Film/{{Grindhouse}} movies. From their there we hop to [[Creator/RobertRodriguez Rodriguez]], who tells us ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe.
14th Apr '16 5:21:00 AM moloch
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** Other family connections: Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''. According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]] (whose maiden name is "Von Schaft") are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]][[note]] Therefore the ''Shaft'' revival movie adds yet ''another'' appearance by Creator/SamuelLJackson to the 'verse[[/note]]. And ''Film/TheHatefulEight'''s Oswaldo Mobray, aka "English Pete" Hicox, is related to Creator/MichaelFassbender's Sgt Hicox from ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.

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** Other family connections: Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''. According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]] (whose maiden name is "Von Schaft") are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]][[note]] Therefore the ''Shaft'' revival movie adds yet ''another'' appearance by Creator/SamuelLJackson to the 'verse[[/note]].'verse[[/note]], and Django had a comics crossover with Franchise/{{Zorro}}. And ''Film/TheHatefulEight'''s Oswaldo Mobray, aka "English Pete" Hicox, is related to Creator/MichaelFassbender's Sgt Hicox from ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
13th Apr '16 10:09:58 PM frogpatrol
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** Warner Bros was actually [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed to launch]] their DC cinematic universe in 2011 with the release of ''Film/GreenLantern'', but poor reception caused the movie to under-perform, and set the possibility of a shared universe back until their next attempt with 2013's ''Film/ManOfSteel'' which, despite a mixed-reception, turned in a much better profit to continue from.
* Fox had already started something similar with their ''Film/XMen'' film continuity by creating more character-centric spinoffs, helped by how massive and fluid the X-Men series already was. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' was the start of this, followed up by ''Film/TheWolverine'' and there are talks of a Gambit movie. A ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie languished in DevelopmentHell before being worked on, but its connection to the X-Men franchise is uncertain.
** Similar to Warner Bros, Fox also had a WhatCouldHaveBeen example with their ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' [[Film/FantasticFour2015 reboot]]. It was originally going to be set in the same universe as their ''Film/XMen'' films, but ''extremely'' poor reception to said movie ended up destroying any hope of going forward with a sequel, or possible crossover, with the new Fantastic Four cast.

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** Warner Bros was actually [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed to launch]] their DC cinematic universe in 2011 with the release of ''Film/GreenLantern'', but poor reception caused the movie to under-perform, and set the possibility of a shared universe back until their next attempt with 2013's ''Film/ManOfSteel'' which, despite a mixed-reception, turned in a much its mixed reception, did better profit to continue from.
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* Fox had already started something similar with their ''Film/XMen'' film continuity by creating more character-centric spinoffs, helped by how massive and fluid a job aided the X-Men series already was. huge background number of X-Men-addiliated characers. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' was the start of this, start, followed up by ''Film/TheWolverine'' and there are talks of a Gambit movie. A ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' movie languished in DevelopmentHell before being worked on, but its connection to the X-Men franchise is uncertain.
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** Similar to Warner Bros, Fox also had a WhatCouldHaveBeen example with their ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' [[Film/FantasticFour2015 reboot]]. It was originally going to be set in the same universe as their ''Film/XMen'' films, but ''extremely'' poor the dismal reception to said movie ended up destroying any hope of going forward with a sequel, or possible crossover, with the new Fantastic Four cast.



* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' takes place in the same continuity as the Christoper Reeve films. (Frequent mentions are made of Superman and Jimmy Olsen appears in the film.)

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* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' takes place in the same continuity as the Christoper Reeve films. (Frequent (Many mentions are made of Superman and Jimmy Olsen appears in the film.)
13th Apr '16 8:57:32 AM Piando
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* ''DragonBallAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', seeing as how often they've appeared in each other's shows, especially as one video claims that Kaiba is [[spoiler: a robot built by Freiza.]]

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* ''DragonBallAbridged'' ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', seeing as how often they've appeared in each other's shows, especially as one video claims that Kaiba is [[spoiler: a robot built by Freiza.]]
11th Apr '16 3:11:52 AM jormis29
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* According to WordOfGod, ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' is set in the same universe as ''Film/BladeRunner''. Whether SGT Todd came before, after, or at the same time as Roy Batty's little romp in Los Angeles is unclear, but it's a safe bet that Todd has also seen the Tannhauser Gate.

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* According to WordOfGod, ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' is set in the same universe as ''Film/BladeRunner''. Whether SGT Todd came before, after, or at the same time as Roy Batty's little romp in Los Angeles is unclear, but it's a safe bet that Todd has also seen the Tannhauser Gate.TannhauserGate.
11th Apr '16 2:51:46 AM moloch
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** Additionally, Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''.
** According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]](whose maiden name is (Von Schaft") are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].
** The "movies-within-movies" 'verse includes ''Film/KillBill'' (It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.) Creator/SonnyChiba's appearance as a new Hanzo family member is an in-joke linking his ''Shadow Warriors'' series to ''Kill Bill''. The shared character of Earl McGraw links that to Film/FromDuskTillDawn and the Film/{{Grindhouse}} movies. From their we hop to [[Creator/RobertRodriguez Rodriguez]], who tells us ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe.

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** Additionally, Other family connections: Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''. \n** According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]](whose Brunhilde]] (whose maiden name is (Von "Von Schaft") are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].
Shaft]][[note]] Therefore the ''Shaft'' revival movie adds yet ''another'' appearance by Creator/SamuelLJackson to the 'verse[[/note]]. And ''Film/TheHatefulEight'''s Oswaldo Mobray, aka "English Pete" Hicox, is related to Creator/MichaelFassbender's Sgt Hicox from ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
** The "movies-within-movies" 'verse includes ''Film/KillBill'' (It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.) Creator/SonnyChiba's appearance as a [[LegacyCharacter new Hanzo family member member]] is an in-joke linking his ''Shadow Warriors'' series to ''Kill Bill''. The shared character of Earl McGraw [=McGraw=] links that to Film/FromDuskTillDawn and the Film/{{Grindhouse}} movies. From their we hop to [[Creator/RobertRodriguez Rodriguez]], who tells us ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe.
11th Apr '16 2:39:59 AM moloch
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* ''Film/PulpFiction'' and ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', both [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] films, share a link in that Vincent and Mr. Blonde are apparently brothers, although it's not immediately obvious from watching the films.
** Originally the connection was intended to be much stronger. In early drafts of the script, the briefcase Vincent and Jules retrieve contain the diamonds stolen in ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Additionally, a prequel to both movies, set before Vic is sent to prison in which he visits Vince in Amsterdam, was in DevelopmentHell for years before Tarantino finally gave up because John Travolta and Michael Madsen had aged too much to convincingly play younger versions of themselves.
** Additionally, Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''. Meaning all four movies are in the same universe.
*** Also, ''Film/KillBill'' is a ShowWithinAShow. It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.
** According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]] are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe as confirmed by WordOfGod, one must wonder which came first in terms of timeline, the misadventures of Uncle Machete or the Spy Kids?

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* Over the years, Creator/QuentinTarantino's movies have developed into ''two'' relatively coherent 'Verses - the first being the main "Tarantino-verse" [[spoiler: which turns out to be an AlternateHistory where the Basterds killed Hitler in '44]] and the second the [[ShowWithinAShow films within that verse.]] It also seems be linked to his friend Creator/RobertRodriguez' world too, and include some of his favourite older movies.
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''Film/PulpFiction'' and ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', both [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] films, share a ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' are the first link in that Vincent Vega and Mr. Blonde (Vic Vega) are apparently brothers, although it's not immediately obvious from watching the films.
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brothers. Originally the connection was intended to be much stronger. In early drafts of the script, the briefcase Vincent and Jules retrieve contain the diamonds stolen in ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Additionally, a prequel to both movies, set before Vic is sent to prison in which he visits Vince in Amsterdam, was in DevelopmentHell for years before Tarantino finally gave up because John Travolta and Michael Madsen had aged too much to convincingly play younger versions of themselves.
** Additionally, Lee Donowitz from ''Film/TrueRomance'' is the son of Sgt. Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz from ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''. Furthermore, Alabama from ''True Romance'' is the same Alabama that Mr. White mentions in ''Reservoir Dogs''. Meaning all four movies are in the same universe.\n*** Also, ''Film/KillBill'' is a ShowWithinAShow. It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.\n** According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]] are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].
* ** According to Tarantino, [[Film/DjangoUnchained Django and Brunhilde]](whose maiden name is (Von Schaft") are the great-grandparents of [[Film/{{Shaft}} John Shaft]].
** The "movies-within-movies" 'verse includes ''Film/KillBill'' (It's a reworking of the failed TV pilot ''Fox Force 5'' mentioned in ''Film/PulpFiction''. The actress playing The Bride is not just Uma Thurman, it's Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.) Creator/SonnyChiba's appearance as a new Hanzo family member is an in-joke linking his ''Shadow Warriors'' series to ''Kill Bill''. The shared character of Earl McGraw links that to Film/FromDuskTillDawn and the Film/{{Grindhouse}} movies. From their we hop to [[Creator/RobertRodriguez Rodriguez]], who tells us
''Film/{{Machete}}'' and ''Film/SpyKids'' share the same universe as confirmed by WordOfGod, one must wonder which came first in terms of timeline, the misadventures of Uncle Machete or the Spy Kids?universe.
6th Apr '16 9:06:59 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/DoctorSlump''
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' and ''Anime/DiGiCharat''

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/DoctorSlump''
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' and ''Anime/DiGiCharat''''Anime/DiGiCharat''.



* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' shares a universe with ''Shikii no Juunin'', and possibly ''Manga/AoiHana''.
* ''Manga/InsideMari'' and ''Manga/AkuNoHana''.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' and ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu''

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' shares a universe with ''Shikii no Juunin'', and possibly ''Manga/AoiHana''.
* ''Manga/InsideMari'' and ''Manga/AkuNoHana''.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' and ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu''''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu''.
6th Apr '16 9:00:23 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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When TheVerse is shaped by multiple creators, writing independently, many different comic book titles are set in a collective continuity. This makes it easy to have a CrossOver. In contrast, a single TV series with multiple writers is just the Verse with subcontractors. Likewise, when different continuities by the same author are tied together later by an IntercontinuityCrossover, that's CanonWelding.

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When TheVerse is shaped by multiple creators, creators writing independently, such as how many different comic book titles are can be set in a collective continuity. This makes it easy to have a CrossOver. In contrast, a single TV series with multiple writers is just the Verse with subcontractors. Likewise, when different continuities by the same author are tied together later by an IntercontinuityCrossover, that's CanonWelding.



* It is revealed that three works of Creator/KoujiSeo: ''Manga/KimiNoIruMachi'', ''Manga/PrincessLucia'',''Manga/{{Suzuka}}'' share the same universe and later, ''Manga/{{Fuuka}}'' as well.
26th Mar '16 7:39:27 AM pointycatears
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', based on the DC Comics hero ComicBook/GreenArrow, and spin-offs ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' all take place in the same universe, and characters from one series often make guest appearances in the others. Hints have been dropped regarding the existence of other DC heroes such as ComicBook/GreenLantern and ComicBook/BlueBeetle (Ted Kord), but (according to WordOfGod) Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} explicitly do not exist -- nor does the universe extend to ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' or ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', based on the DC Comics hero ComicBook/GreenArrow, and spin-offs ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' all take place in the same universe, and characters from one series often make guest appearances in the others. Hints have been dropped regarding the existence of other DC heroes such as ComicBook/GreenLantern and ComicBook/BlueBeetle (Ted Kord), but (according to WordOfGod) Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} explicitly do not exist -- nor does the universe extend to ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' or ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''.''Series/{{Gotham}}''.


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** ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' is an interesting example, as it has now been made part of the Arrowverse's [[TheMultiverse Multiverse]], and features a [[CrossOver crossover]] episode where the Flash ends up in this universe and needs help finding a way back to his own.
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