There has been a lot of talk recently about The Last Jedi being hated, so much so that there are individuals that want to strike it from Star Wars canon and remake it.

Regardless of what you think of this movie (or the proposition to remake it), I'm wondering if there has ever been a movie in a series that has been completely scrapped from the series canon after being released. It seems likely that it hasn't happened in a major series, as that seems like it would be widely known. I'm wondering if a production studio officially has removed a movie from series canon after release, possibly due to fan reaction, later discovery that there were significant errors in production, or simply change of mind regarding the writing.

  • Do you mean "in starwars"? If not, the starwars tag is misleading. If so, there's really not a lot of movies out there. Seems you could have researched this, yourself.
    – Gnemlock
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 3:33

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Superman Returns released in 2006 is a direct sequel to Superman 2 and ignores Superman 3 and Superman 4.

The next Terminator movie (scheduled for release in 2019) will ignore the events of all Terminator movies after Terminator 2 because James Cameron will be involved for the first time since T2.

  • +1 for Superman Returns, that was exactly what popped into my head too. Also, hadn't heard about the new Terminator but now I'm excited for it!
    – Steve-O
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 13:14
  • same same Steve- O - + 1 - perfect answer - Superman Returns.Absolutely designed to continue the story while discounting and removing the events of 3 & 4TQFP which were of course problematic although 3 at least retains the dignity of the fantastic film-making of the first 2, where as 4 is so awful it still upsets me to this day. I watched the first 2 last week and it was only towards the end of the second film that I realised it was the first time I had watched Margo and Christopher since they both died. Couldn't stop crying through to the end of the film after that ;-( Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 16:32

The new Halloween movie coming out in 2018 will ignore all of the sequels, writing them off as no longer canon.

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