Film: Ratchet & Clank

Set for release in April 2016, Ratchet & Clank (and Captain Qwark) make their big screen debut. Insomniac Games is to have a big part in its production and TJ Fixman, the writer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, is attached for the screenplay, so there's hope that it will avoid the typical problems.

A game is confirmed to be released on the PlayStation 4 as a tie-in with the film, which confirms that the film is a reboot of the franchise.

This movie contains examples of these tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The game is based off the story of the first Ratchet & Clank game, but Doctor Nefarious and the Galactic Rangers from Up Your Arsenal make an appearance.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Subverted. Chairman Drek maintains his title, but gets a first name, Alonzo. Similarly, the previously unnamed Lieutenant from the Logging Site on Eudora went from being unnamed, to Victor Von Ion.
  • Ascended Extra: Lieutenant Victor Von Ion. He was an unnamed, generic thug in the original game, who had his boss battle cut over budget and time constraints, now he's a named character, secondary antagonist and played by Sylvester Stallone himself.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In this movie, Ratchet admires the Galactic Rangers and dreams of being one of them.
  • Big Bad: Officially confirmed to be Chairman Drek from the first game, though Dr. Nefarious is also making some sort of appearance.
  • Butt Monkey: Captain Qwark in the Teaser trailer.
  • The Other Darrin: Chairman Drek, who was played by Kevin Michael Richardson in the game, will be voiced by Paul Giamatti.
  • Take That: In the trailer, Qwark starts fist-pumping as a prank by the Animators. Qwark says this:
    Qwark: Argh, fist-pumping...! Now you've crossed the line!