This article is about the glossary term. See ReBoot for the fandom.
|See also:||Canon, Retcon, Reset Button, Prequel|
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To reboot a serialized fiction franchise means to discard much or even all previous canon in the series and start over with new ideas. If a fandom had formed around the original version, fans are likely to object to the changes in the reboot. However, depending on how successful the reboot is, it may develop a fandom of its own (who may object to the classic fans' objections).
Due to the long-running and highly complex narratives in superhero comics, comics fandoms are frequently subjected to reboots.
- Battlestar Galactica (2003) tv series reboots Battlestar Galactica (1978)
- Hawaii Five-0 (2010) tv series reboots Hawaii Five-O (1968)
- Star Trek (2009) film, reboots Star Trek: The Original Series
- Nolanverse, recent Batman films that ignore the previous Batman films