Inspired by this question: Differences between the Ghost in the Shell anime and Live action
I'm wondering if the new movie was meant to be a mash-up of everything in the GitS universe? Details below.
I recently watched the new 2017 Ghost in the Shell (Scarlett Johansen) and noticed it started very similar to the original movie, but it ended quite differently. I was wondering if they, perhaps, made the movie to encompass the later anime movies and series, trying to make it into one stand-alone story?
I've seen there is a series GitS:Stand Alone Complex, and another movie GitS:Arise, though I haven't seen either yet.
My question is: Does the new live-action GitS contain any elements from the second series or movies? Or did they just make up everything that didn't fit with the original movie? Quotes from the writers or director would be ideal.