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Do you think they should make another AVP film?

Yes, continuing from the previous films.
Yes, but disregarding the previous AVP films (New continuity)
No, they should be kept seperate.
No, the  AVP movies messed up the franchise.
Not sure/maybe.

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The Old One
Mar 09, 2020, 02:55:44 PM
Reply #165 on: Mar 09, 2020, 02:55:44 PM
I think perhaps we'll get a full universe reboot only using the films as the main source material perhaps even abandoning Resurrection and the Prequel Trilogy, while drawing from other material for ideas but vacating anything interesting, as happened with another newly acquired popular property. But hopefully we'll get a final prequel and soft reboot at once, Alien and Predator returned to their former glory, but the nostalgic formula's promise of guaranteed success no longer works completely.

People recognize it now and hopefully such a fact leads to more intelligent decision making overall apart from one last big budget film to get everyone onboard again with the Alien universe, restoring the story of the Alien and Pilot, whilst finishing the David and the Engineer story. Every other Alien film with medium sized budgets, every other Predator film with medium sized budgets, and AVP as your large event film every so often.


The Cruentus
Mar 22, 2020, 04:05:35 PM
Reply #166 on: Mar 22, 2020, 04:05:35 PM
Reboot would be preferable to a sequel to the AVP films, I personally don't want those continuity messes carried forward and cemented in canon, The Predator already references them which is bad enough.


Wysps
Mar 22, 2020, 09:09:40 PM
Reply #167 on: Mar 22, 2020, 09:09:40 PM
I side with the reboot; it’s pretty evident that their version of AVP for the films wasn’t going in a particularly popular or sustainable direction. Not unless a serious time skip were involved, which would allow the universe to be built around the left behind tech. But meh, I’d rather see a time skip like in Concrete Jungle than one based around the “suit”. Reboot seems like a safe choice...



Corporal Hicks
Mar 23, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
Reply #169 on: Mar 23, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
It's the only viable option really. I think AvP as a film brand is tainted by both of them. I know they have their fans (I like the original occasionally), but they're not very well received. It needs a reboot, placing itself more in the same frame as the comic and the games tended to.


SM
Mar 23, 2020, 07:45:33 PM
Reply #170 on: Mar 23, 2020, 07:45:33 PM
It doesn't need a reboot so much as a film that neither acknowledges nor discounts the originals.


OpenMaw
Apr 23, 2020, 10:55:14 AM
Reply #171 on: Apr 23, 2020, 10:55:14 AM
It doesn't need a reboot so much as a film that neither acknowledges nor discounts the originals.

Yeah. I never saw the AVP series as being heavily reliant on continuity. The individual franchises, sure, and YMMV on whether we need reboots there, but with AVP... Just make another one. It's been near enough 13 years, I think enough time has past that most people have forgotten or moved on. Hell I was a teenager, i'm now in my 30s.

Point of fact, one of the things that made AVP so successful in the comics, aside of a really good first outing, was the pliability of the concept. You can set it anywhere, do so many different varied things with it.

If I had the keys, i'd just make an animated movie out of the original comic. Plain and simple.



The Cruentus
Jun 16, 2020, 11:32:33 AM
Reply #172 on: Jun 16, 2020, 11:32:33 AM
It doesn't need a reboot so much as a film that neither acknowledges nor discounts the originals.

Ignoring is not a bad idea but by creating ambiguity like that, neither discounting or acknowledging, a lot of canon wars can arise because there is no definite path.
But I would take that over a direct sequel or any other references to the two avps.


 

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