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8th Jan '18 9:57:49 PM jormis29
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** And now we have Creator/MasaakiYuasa working on ''yet another'' ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' retelling, with the Creator/{{Netflix}} anime series ''Devilman Crybaby'' scheduled for Q2 2018.

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** And now we have Creator/MasaakiYuasa working on ''yet another'' ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' retelling, with the Creator/{{Netflix}} anime series ''Devilman Crybaby'' ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' scheduled for Q2 2018.
25th Dec '17 9:07:52 AM KrspaceT
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* With the announcement of a second film set in the same universe instead of the regular canon one, ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou'' can be considered one to the regular Pokemon anime continuity.
22nd Dec '17 11:40:22 AM Malady
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* ''ComicBook/SupremePower'' is a mature UltimateUniverse version of Marvel's ComicBook/JusticeLeague [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]], the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme. They even crossovered with the actual Ultimate Universe once. Creator/{{Warren Ellis}}' short-lived ''newuniversal'' is {{The New Universe}}'s Ultimate version.

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* ''ComicBook/SupremePower'' is a mature UltimateUniverse version of Marvel's ComicBook/JusticeLeague [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]], the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme. They even crossovered with the actual Ultimate Universe once. Creator/{{Warren Ellis}}' short-lived ''newuniversal'' is {{The New Universe}}'s ComicBook/TheNewUniverse's Ultimate version.
30th Oct '17 7:01:53 AM ReaperOfPears
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**And now we have Creator/MasaakiYuasa working on ''yet another'' ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' retelling, with the Creator/{{Netflix}} anime series ''Devilman Crybaby'' scheduled for Q2 2018.
24th Oct '17 10:32:56 AM GrigorII
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* The franchise ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' was rebooted two times. The first 1968 film was loosely based on the novel ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'', and then the sequels built a film franchise, unrelated to it. There was a remake of the film franchise in 2001, but it was poorly received and then aborted, without any sequels. There was a new reboot in 2011, that provided three films so far.
24th Oct '17 10:25:32 AM GrigorII
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* ''Franchise/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' is this for the entire Batman mythos. It streamlines many aspects from the comics and adapts it in a more realistic setting while still keeping the spirit of the Batman character intact. Specific traits includes elevating Ra's Al Ghul's Secret Society as the central pillar, responsible for training Batman, DoingInTheWizard with Ra's Al Ghul no longer being immortal but a title passed down in a secret society in a MasterApprenticeChain, Joker no longer having the show-biz motif and chemistry based gas gadgets but being a KnifeNut with byzantine manipulation skills and an AnarchyIsChaos sensibility.
* The ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' also took this approach both in relation to earlier films and the comics continuity:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' took this approach with Superman with the government military-industrial complex having an active presence and involvement in a plot, Superman's arrival being treated as a First Contact story, and streamlining many elements (such as Lois Lane knowing Superman's identity from the start) and Lex Luthor becoming a Mark Zuckerberg {{Hipster}} billionaire (being played by Creator/JesseEisenberg) rather than the older villain approach in the comics and previous films. Likewise, Superman ends up being the youngest and most recent of the superheroes.
** On the other hand Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is an ExperiencedProtagonist, albeit one with a more loose attitude to the ThouShaltNotKill rule than his more well known adaptations, but he's more or less the character who is the most timeless and notable for being the first cinematic Batman since Creator/AdamWest to wear gray tights and have a costume that resembles his comics' counterpart. ''Film/SuicideSquad'' likewise has a very young Joker but who is otherwise closer to the comics character in being a showbiz driven chemistry obsessed gang leader than Creator/HeathLedger's evil philosopher.
** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' is interesting since in her case the SettingUpdate is pushed back to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and she's made into an immortal ageless hero. Her powers and costume and personality is common from the comics but on the other hand her lore is heavily streamlined in a manner not dissimilar to Ultimate Thor.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' is considered to be a more modern approach to the regular Marvel Universe at least in some respects but not in others.
** In general the characters are closer to the 616 originals, being ExperiencedProtagonist in the main rather than YoungerAndHipper. The series originally started with a more grounded science-fiction approach mirroring the aesthetics of Ultimate Marvel, from which it drew the concept of SHIELD as the linchpin of the entire events but eventually it led to a {{Reconstruction}} of the original continuity rather than the Ultimate continuity. SHIELD ended up being DemotedToExtra and the overall MythArc focuses on the Infinity Stones, which is shown to be both magical and scientific in nature.
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' on the other hand plays this straight. It took highly obscure characters and used it to provide WorldBuilding for the cosmic side of the Marvel universe, while updating the space opera concept of TheSixties and TheSeventies to a more UsedFuture aesthetic (similar to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''), while making the obscure Peter Quill/Star-Lord the son of [[spoiler:cosmic entity, Ego the Living Planet.]]
** ''Film/AntMan'' and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' streamline both stories by featuring an OldSuperhero mentoring a newcomer (Hank Pym and Tony Stark respectively). The latter film likewise provides a major SettingUpdate to Spider-Man's KidHero origins and changes his cast, background and social circumstance far more than the Ultimate continuity did.
* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' is this to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.



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* The Series/{{Arrowverse}} is this to several DC Universe characters.
* The Series/{{TeenWolf}} is loosely based on the movie of the same name. In a DarkerAndEdgier tone.
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24th Oct '17 10:21:46 AM GrigorII
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** The streamlining of Ultimate Marvel becomes clearer if one compares it to the original Marvel continuity in its EarlyInstallmentWeirdness phase. The original Marvel run in UsefulNotes/TheSixties did not have ComicBookTime, it had character progression in almost real time, and showed growth and change, whereas the Ultimate continuity, owing to its streamlining, had ComicBookTime from the start. As such the Fantastic Four remain teenage to young adults and never quite become the ExperiencedProtagonist of the original First Family of the Marvel Universe (and eventually crack apart), Peter Parker passes a whopping 200 issues while never progressing past high school and graduating (while the original Steve Ditko-Stan Lee run shipped him off to college in Issue #31), and the series has the characters being YoungerAndHipper, HotterAndSexier, DarkerAndEdgier and staying that way for the entire continuity with very little CharacterDevelopment.
24th Oct '17 10:19:46 AM GrigorII
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Named for the Creator/MarvelComics "ComicBook/UltimateMarvel" line, which sought to update and streamline decades of continuity with a reboot but without canceling out the original storyline. Most superheroes under the "Ultimate" umbrella brand are given reboots of their own, but on a smaller scale -- Comicbook/SpiderMan's [[ILoveNuclearPower 'radioactive spider']] origin story was replaced with an [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke updated 'genetically engineered spider']] version. The "Ultimate" line, it should be noted, was intended to present Marvel's flagship characters to a new, modern audience; the rationale behind the quasi-reboot was that new readers to those series would be lost when confronted with nearly 30 years of backstory. On account of its success and popularity however, the Ultimate continuity went on for fifteen years, and by the time it was retired, it had fifteen years of backstory [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel which became just as convoluted]] and [[LostInImitation as the original flavor]] and on account of its SettingUpdate, ended up becoming an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.

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Named for the Creator/MarvelComics "ComicBook/UltimateMarvel" line, which sought to update and streamline decades of continuity with a reboot but without canceling out the original storyline. Most superheroes under the "Ultimate" umbrella brand are given reboots of their own, but on a smaller scale -- Comicbook/SpiderMan's [[ILoveNuclearPower 'radioactive spider']] origin story was replaced with an [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke updated 'genetically engineered spider']] version. The "Ultimate" line, it should be noted, was intended to present Marvel's flagship characters to a new, modern audience; the rationale behind the quasi-reboot was that new readers to those series would be lost when confronted with nearly 30 years of backstory. On account of its success and popularity however, the Ultimate continuity went on for fifteen years, and by the time it was retired, it had fifteen years of backstory [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel which became just as convoluted]] and [[LostInImitation as the original flavor]] and on account of its SettingUpdate, ended up becoming an UnintentionalPeriodPiece. \n
23rd Oct '17 3:34:59 PM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' on the other hand plays this straight. It took highly obscure characters and used it to provide WorldBuilding for the cosmic side of the Marvel universe, while updating the space opera concept of TheSixties and TheSeventies to a more UsedFuture aesthetic (similar to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''), while making the obscure Peter Quill/Star-Lord the son of [[spoiler:cosmic entity, Ego the Living Planet]].
** ''Film/AntMan'' and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' streamlines both stories by featuring an OldSuperhero mentoring a newcomer (Hank Pym and Tony Stark respectively). The latter film likewise provides a major SettingUpdate to Spider-Man's KidHero origins and changes his cast, background and social circumstance far more than the Ultimate continuity did.

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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' on the other hand plays this straight. It took highly obscure characters and used it to provide WorldBuilding for the cosmic side of the Marvel universe, while updating the space opera concept of TheSixties and TheSeventies to a more UsedFuture aesthetic (similar to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''), while making the obscure Peter Quill/Star-Lord the son of [[spoiler:cosmic entity, Ego the Living Planet]].
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** ''Film/AntMan'' and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' streamlines streamline both stories by featuring an OldSuperhero mentoring a newcomer (Hank Pym and Tony Stark respectively). The latter film likewise provides a major SettingUpdate to Spider-Man's KidHero origins and changes his cast, background and social circumstance far more than the Ultimate continuity did.
19th Sep '17 12:31:04 AM Doug86
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** Fifth Edition even moreso. After the poor reception of 4E, Fifth Edition is an attempt to WinBackTheCrowd by effectively making a stripped-down Third Edition, which makes it feel very familiar to anyone who played 1st or 2nd Edition ''AD&D''; it ends up serving as something of the new-generation Basic D&D, to {{Pathfinder}}'s status as this generation's ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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** Fifth Edition even moreso. After the poor reception of 4E, Fifth Edition is an attempt to WinBackTheCrowd by effectively making a stripped-down Third Edition, which makes it feel very familiar to anyone who played 1st or 2nd Edition ''AD&D''; it ends up serving as something of the new-generation Basic D&D, to {{Pathfinder}}'s TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'s status as this generation's ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
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