Shared universe...out of all the answers listed above, the best one is a trilogy from 30 years ago.
Every one seems to be overlooking GODZILLA.
After 1954s Godzilla was a box office smash Toho set out to make a world of monsters.
, and Rodan all had their separate films that converged into Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster.
Amongst these ...
The Fall of a Nation (1916)
According to LiveScience:
"The Fall of a Nation," released in 1916, is considered the first feature-length movie sequel, according to "The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History" (BL Press, 2006). Directed and co-written by Thomas Dixon, Jr., the silent film is a sequel to director D.W. Griffith's ...
The 1991 theatrical release changed the backstory of the characters from being immortals of unknown origin to aliens from another planet. It was so poorly reviewed that in 1995 they reedited the movie for the 'Renegade Version' and completely removed any reference to them being aliens, along with other improvements.
A lot of people are having difficulty differentiating what a shared universe is, which is totally understandable.
The amount of franchises that are currently afflicted with sequelitis has led to an unprecedented amount of reboots/sequels/prequels since the 21st century, its no wonder something as specific as a Shared Universe is successful, let alone ...
Either interpretation could be correct.
But since you can watch either group of films without the other it wouldn't be really correct to call all 6 films one series....at least in my opinion.
To my mind...there are two series of films LOTR & TH which happen to share a universe.
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.
I think you are somehow right while otherwise not. It is true that in the first two Craig-movies we see a fresh and new Bond, who is eager to get into the action and is maybe also driven by a bit of a juvenile arrogance (and passionate vengeance in Quantum of Solace). And yet in Skyfall we see a mature Bond who might still not be really grown up emotionally ...
All in the same universe:
Jay and Silent Bob
Scream 1,2,3,4 since Jay and Silent Bob show up in the third movie, as Jay and Silent Bob
Furthermore if you are interested in connections of a movie with another movie, they have for every movie (if available) a "Connections" section. This may help to find some ...
Without any definitive answer, I can guess that it may be referring to a series of animated Chinese mythology movies produced by Coloroom Pictures:
Monkey King: Hero is Back (2015)
Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Ne Zha (2019)
Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms (2020)
Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven (2021)
The name is obviously intended to make ...
Not always; example of a (successful) scifi movie that doesn't have a human as the (main) protagonist :
Watership Down (film) –Wiki
The film was an immediate success at the UK box office and has received a mostly positive critical reception, with an 82% 'Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was nominated for Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation ...
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) would probably qualify.
Once broadcast it's generally been treated as the "Star Wars pariah" and ignored/dsmissed by those involved. Certain parts have been retconned into canon but the whole thing is something that the Star Wars "Powers-That-Be" would have us forget.
The Star Wars Holiday Special is ...
To try and settle this, I think it's safe to say that nothing like this has ever been done before. X-Men is about the X-Men and there weren't spin-offs of characters (like wolverine) until after Iron Man/the beginning of MCU. Same with Spidey, Dirty Harry movies are all based on one character not one universe, star trek is the closest as is star wars and ...
According to Wikipedia, it appears there were only ten film adaptations of Chandler's detective. On the television, there was a three series, the first one in B&W in '59-60 on ABC, which aired 26 episodes. The second one was in color in '84 with only five episodes appeared on London Weekend Television. The third series was six episodes in Canada. That ...
For feature films, it likely was AN HOUR BEFORE DAWN (1913), as it had the same characters such as star as Kate Kirby as CHELSEA 7750 (1913). THE PORT OF DOOM (1913) also featured Kate Kirby. At four reels, these features were short -- less than an hour.
In the early 1910s, Biograph Films refused to allow their chief director D. W. Griffith to make films ...
There have been 4 movies since the original trilogy (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past).
The reason Fox decided to make prequels instead of sequels is because of the third X-Men movie (The Last Stand).
Firstly, that movie got terrible reviews and a lot of fans hated it, which made Fox scared that ...
I can't really think of an example from cinema (right now, but will update if I do), but there a few from television that I can recall. Urkel from Family Matters appeared in episodes of Full House and Step by Step and a reference is made to Boy Meets World. Fonzi also appeared in several other sitcoms during the same time period. And the USA network has ...
In television the 9th Season of Dallas aired from 1985-1986 but was retconned away as a dream Pamela Barnes Ewing had, in the opening of the 10th season, thus becoming known to fans as "The Dream Year" or "the Dream Season". I believe that this was done because many fans were upset by plot developments in that season.
In movies the James Bond series was ...
Possibly the Terminator franchise:
CAMERON This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and
Terminator 2. And we're pretending the other films were a bad dream.
Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.
This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly,
because I came in pretty agnostic about where ...
"In development" doesn't mean much WRT a movie, so it was perfectly normal for Warners to be involved in multiple projects at once. Especially when there are multiple "bosses" involved:
And then, all of a sudden, Warner Bros. seemed to change its mind
about Batman vs. Superman. Studio President Alan Horn was apparently
convinced it was better to ...
They are the same as both occur during Tolkien's "Third Age", and the Lord Of The Rings is a continuation of the story of the Ring, from finding it during the Hobbit, to ending in the LOTR. You can also look at it as seperate because of the limited time of Bilbo's character during LOTR. But in essence, I would say it can be considered 1 series, kind of ...
DC is attempting to do this, in a slip shot manner with the Flash/Arrow universe. They are including the new series for the Atom in it as well, but not super girl.
And of course, Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice as a launching point for a movie verse.
The closest one is probably the Pixar films, where each movie references the next, the Pizza Planet truck appears in all the films (except The Incredibles), and there's always a character that sounds like Cliff from Cheers.