Created By: spongeboy1985 on July 5, 2012

Sequel Time Skip

Movie made 3 years later takes place 7 years later

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When a Movie comes out and then it has a sequel The number of years between movies may not be the same as the number of years that take place between the events of the first and second movies. This may cause a case of Dawson Casting or avert it entirely

The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement took place 5 years after the first despite being made 3 years after the first. In this case The slight case Dawson Casting of the first is averted in the 2nd movie as Mia and Anne hathaway were the same age.

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board takes place 5 years after the first being made nearly a decade later which induces a case of Dawsons Casting which was averted in the first film

The Zenon movies deal with this with the second being released 2 years later despite happening a year later the second also deals with a regular Time Skip as Zenon goes from 13 to 15 in the year between the two movies. The third movie takes place an additional year later despite being made 3 years later which would make Zenon 16 being played by an about 20 year old Kirsten Storms.
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  • July 5, 2012
    chicagomel
    The last two of the original Planet Of The Apes films were this way. 'Conquest' took place like 20 years after the original (in the '90s), and 'Battle' took place several years after that, in the first or second decade of the 2000s.
  • July 5, 2012
    Stratadrake
    "The number of years between movies may not be the same as the number of years that take place between the events of the first and second movies."

    That part's chairs, sorry.
  • July 5, 2012
    ShiningArmor87
    24 was on for 8 seasons in 9 years [[hottip:*:They skipped 2007 due to the Writers Strike]] but took place over 14 In Universe years.
  • July 5, 2012
    Dawnwing
    Well, we already have Time Skip... I wonder if this is enough to split off of that. Is it movies only? (If so, the title should maybe point that out - Movie Sequel Time Skip?)
  • July 5, 2012
    PaulA
  • July 6, 2012
    nitrokitty
    Time Skip But More Specific? It'll never fly.
  • July 6, 2012
    planswalker
    seconded. That, and isn't production time normally a case of producers sit on chairs unless it's particularly spectacular?

    IF this is an actual trope, then what makes the production time significant and how does comparing the in-universe Time Skip with the production time add a unique meaning not found in the generic Time Skip?
  • July 6, 2012
    peccantis
    Yes, this'll never fly.
  • July 6, 2012
    acrobox
    i feel likes its more of an interesting observation than a storytelling trope, unless the creators are intentionally waiting X amount of years so that their actors can age
  • July 6, 2012
    planswalker
    thing is, without a Word Of God to back that up, any such speculation is... coincidental.
  • July 6, 2012
    Stratadrake
    "coincidental" being a hallmark of the Chairs definition.

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