But if the events on a movie don't have direct repercursion on the next, then who cares if they call it a sequel or a reboot or a self-contained movie, LOL.
Largely, people don't. But if something is
declared as a remake/reboot/'reimagining', from the outset, then it's usually an indicator that the end result will feel at liberty to ignore the continuity and contradict what's come before it.
Whether or not that's necessarily a good thing depends on what kind of a gamble it is... It's like making a new 'Alien
' film which declares the third and fourth movies were just dreams: Potentially interesting, but if it turns out to be a vastly inferior product to both of them, what's the point?
Now that we've got confirmation, however, this won't apply here.