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The Vicky from the remake is the same woman as from the original.
It's not just a Mythology Gag that she's played by the same actress and has the same name. After losing Mitch to his ex-wife, Vicky marries another man and has Meredith. She encourages her daughter to be a Gold Digger too only to have her lose her meal ticket in the same way.
  • What are the odds that a mother and daughter would go through the same ordeal with a potential husband and his split-apart/recently reunited twins?!
    • The family is cursed. Plus, it wouldn't be the first sequel to repeat the plot from the first film in a contrived way.
    • They are the same woman. Same actress, at least.
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Hallie is gay.
She seems distracted by both the model at the studio and Meredith, and then there's how she acts around tie-dye girl.
"That's my kind of woman."

If a third American version of the Parent Trap happens at some point in the future...
There hasn't been any sort of remake announcement yet, so all of these are hypothetical, but it doesn't rule out the possibility of it happening eventually given Hollywood's ever-present trend of remakes, reboots and sequels, so just to be safe, here are some possibilities of what could happen if we do get a third version of The Parent Trap... which now looks set to happen as Disney has announced there are plans to do one on Disney Plus.

  • The main characters will be given a Race Lift, in that the twins will now be played by an actress of color (most likely black, mimicking what happened in Annie (2014)).
  • The movie will feature passing references to both the original Hayley Mills movies and the Lindsay Lohan remake (to the point of implying that all of the movies could take place in a single shared universe), but will focus on an entirely new family.
  • It will be brought back as a Disney Channel Original Movie and possibly be turned into a full-fledged musical, much like Freaky Friday.
  • Unlikely, but it could also be an animated movie. I'm surprised that there aren't that many animated adaptations of this kind of story, as it would make the Acting for Two aspect easier to pull off.
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  • The Gold Digger villain will be gender flipped, and will target the mom instead of the dad. If the twins undergo a Race Lift, the villain will be kept white.
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