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Patterned after sequel using re- (again, anew).


requel (plural requels)

  1. A movie which revisits the subject matter of an earlier film but is not a remake or a linear continuation of its plot (i.e. a sequel or prequel).
    • 2011, "Ghost Rider 2 is 'very different'", Belfast Telegraph, 21 March 2011:
      "We want the character to look different, feel different, sound different. The back story of the character's different, the origin of the story is expanded upon in ways that the first movie didn't hint at, at all. [] It's pretty much a reboot, only with the same actor, which makes it: a requel. Or a seboot."


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