Out of all US movie franchises (e.g. Superman, Batman, X-men, etc.), which one had a reboot done after the least amount of time? To specify what a "reboot" is, I'll quote another related post:

To clarify, the term reboot in this question refers to a movie that:

  • differs from the previously existing canon in a significant way, and
  • starts over a continued story of some sort, so more than just one isolated movie.

That's how I would distinguish it from a remake, even though I doubt that this is a definition everyone agrees with.

  • too bad for the US restriction. 'La guerre des boutons' and 'la nouvelle guerre des boutons' are both versions of the same story (so technically one could be the reboot of the other) and shipped 7 days apart.
    – dna
    Apr 15, 2023 at 13:15

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I actually found this article showing the Hollywood's fastest reboots, some of them below:

Name - Original Film Year release - Reboot Year Release

  • The Amazing Spider-Man - 2002 - 2012
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 1968 - 2001
  • Left Behind - 2005 - 2014
  • The Incredible Hulk - 2003 - 2008
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2007 - 2014
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    10, 33 (!!), 9, 5, and 7. One of those seems a bit out of place. May 10, 2017 at 10:41
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    And Spider-Man is getting rebooted again.
    – user25738
    May 10, 2017 at 20:07
  • Where are you seeing that spiderman is getting rebooted again?
    – Styxsksu
    Apr 13, 2023 at 19:27
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    @Styxsksu That was posted in 2017, so I assume they were referring to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
    – F1Krazy
    Apr 13, 2023 at 21:31

How about the Punisher movies? 2004 and 2008. The second one was intended as a sequel but ended up being a reboot. Also, there was a 1989 Punisher movie, but I'm not sure it counts. If it does, there are 2 reboots in 19 years.


Suicide Sqaud (2016), followed by The Suicide Squad (2021)

Despite the director's statement to the contrary:

James Gunn described the film as neither a direct sequel or a reboot of the first film, but that "it is what it is". It was ultimately accepted to be a standalone sequel.

One of the producers thought otherwise:

Peter Safran is quoted as saying "First of all, we don't call it Suicide Squad 2 'cause it's a total reboot..."

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