Requels Explained: The New Trend for Movie Franchises

The way movie franchises have managed to maintain a permanent spot in pop culture is through constant reboots, sequels, or interconnected titles.

If you’ve seen Scream (2022) or Scream VI (2023), released over a decade after the fourth installment of the franchise, then you may have heard of the word requel.

Requels are a way to keep stories and characters fresh. These franchises were revived for entirely new generations of audiences.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trilogy

This revived enough interest in the franchise that Disney expanded into television, with titles like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

Scream VI held up well against its contemporary slasher movies, like Barbarian and X.

Scream 5 & 6

The requel to the toothy classic was considered a box office success. That is thanks in part to the theme park finally coming to fruition.

Jurassic World Trilogy

Fans of the original Ghostbusters are very protective of the franchise. This and misogyny, led to the failure of the all-female reboot in 2016.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

What makes Creed such a successful requel is that it's the same underdog story but with the production and action sequences that every Rocky fan lusts for.

Creed Trilogy

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