As streaming services and at-home entertainment take over more and more of the film and TV landscape, lots of studios are looking for ways to fill their platforms with more content that viewers won’t want to miss. One great way to do this is by revisiting old favorites and remaking them. Remakes and reboots are as much a part of Hollywood as sequels are these days, and for good reason!
Remaking a classic movie or TV show not only rewards patient, long-time fans, but it also gives the studios a chance to introduce a brand new generation of viewers to properties they may never even have heard of. Here are just a few of the television shows and movies that we’re excited to see on-screen again soon!
Ever since Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, there have been a number of rumors regarding a reboot, remake or continuation of “Firefly”, a western/science-fiction television show that aired in 2002. Created by Joss Whedon (of “Avengers” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame), the show never quite found its audience, resulting in it being cancelled after just one season. Very soon after however, the program developed a cult following that has championed for its return ever since.
As of right now, a “Firefly” reboot is still just rumored, but the show is a perfect candidate for a Disney + show or limited series. “Firefly” would fit right in with Disney’s now steady stream of shows from the Star Wars and Marvel universes, and its unique mix of genres would help it stand out among them!
Speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let’s take a look at another property that Disney acquired in their acquisition of Fox: The X-Men.
The X-Men have a long history of movies and TV shows, but now that the brand is back under the Marvel Studios banner, it’s only a matter of time before we begin seeing mutants pop up in the MCU. In fact, it’s rumored that Disney already has a film in the works that would simply be titled “The Mutants”.
Moving past movies though, it’s easy to imagine the X-Men popping up in their own Disney + TV show too, in a fashion similar to recent hit series like “Wandavision” or “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. With dozens of Marvel series now in the works at Disney (including “Moon Knight”, which began filming in Budapest this year) it’s almost certain that we’ll be seeing the X-Men on streaming services soon.
Another fan-favorite series with plans to come back soon is the ever-divisive “Lost”, a television series that ran from 2004 to 2010. The show, which is about plane-crash survivors who are stranded on a deserted island together, has had a large and vocal following ever since it was first on air.
However, it’s now being reported that if a “Lost” reboot is produced it will be for a streaming service not for network TV. It’s also been said that the show will be for more “mature” audiences than the original program. It’s unclear now which streaming service the show would premiere on, but one can be sure that fans old and new would jump at any chance they will get to return to the island and its many mysteries.
The final remake we’ll look at is “Dune”, a grand, sci-fi epic that was originally made in 1984. The film, which is based on a book by Frank Herbert, tells the story of a man who leads a group of desert warriors against a corrupt galactic emperor. A new adaptation, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starting Oscar Issac and Timothée Chalamet, will be released in October of this year.
The remake (which was partially filmed in Hungary) will bring this epic sci-fi story to a whole generation of young fans who may have never heard of the original film or book. The 1984 film, while celebrated by some now, was largely considered a commercial and critical failure on release, so much is riding on this new, star-studded remake!
And there you have it! Four of the most exciting remakes and reboots being talked about today! Have you seen the originals of these shows and movies? Are you excited for the remakes? What show would you like to see remade?