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REBOOTS & REVIVALS

Here at FAN EXPO HQ, our team is always nerding out over the world of fandom. On Team Picks, we share some of our favorite things we’ve been watching, reading, and playing. This month, we’re exploring what shows and movies we’d love to see rebooted or revived, as some classics have like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Now and Then

A cast photo from the movie poster for Now and Then.

Ashley
Customer Service Coordinator

As a baby of the 80's and child of the 90's, a lot of the shows and movies I watched and loved growing up have already had a revival or remake, some that I really enjoyed (I still can’t believe Degrassi hasn’t had another revival) and others not so much. One movie I loved growing up, watched again recently, and really enjoyed is Now and Then. I would love to see a version of this for the current time, with the past being based in the 90's and the current time being now.

On a side note, I would also really love for Friends to have a revival. I know it's likely to never happen, but I would just love to know what all the characters are up to.

Treasure Planet

A shot from Treasure Planet featuring John Silver (Brian Murray) and Jim Hawkins (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) looking on from the bow of RLS Legacy.

Jasmine
Marketing Coordinator

Of the entire Disney animated line up, it has the most potential for a reboot and really deserves it. The visuals and special effects would be amazing. The story can be expanded upon, with more fight scenes and character development. Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver have this complex relationship that grounds the story and deserves a reboot alone.

Transformers (Unicron Trilogy)

A shot of the Autobots featured in Transformers: Cybertron. From left to right: Hotshot, Overhaul, Vector Prime, Landmine, Optimus Prime, Jetfire, and Scattershot.

Maya
Marketing Coordinator

Of all the shows and movies, none are so dear to my heart as Transformers. I remember watching the likes of Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon, and Transformers: Cybertron when I was a kid, all of which are considered a part of the Unicron Trilogy. While I’m a little old for it now, I’d love to see a reboot of any of those three. I know that there ARE new shows and movies out and also some that are coming soon, but it would be nice if they revisited those old storylines and character arcs as they were some of my faves (Armada Starscream, anyone?).  

In a Heartbeat

The main characters of "In a Heartbeat" all featured on a title card of the show. Left to right: Jamie Waite (Christopher Ralph), Val Lanier (Reagan Pasternak), Hank Beecham (Danso Gordon), and Tyler Connell (Shawn Ashmore).

Emily
Project Manager

It feels like an eternity ago, but in 2000-2001 I was hooked on the show In a Heartbeat. A show about real life volunteer EMT teenagers just trying to survive well, being a teenager. It was the perfect amount of drama and comedy we need in a show. Hands down, I would bring this show back...in a heartbeat.

The Mummy (1999)

Three of the protagonists from The Mummy (1999). From left to right: Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser), Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz), and Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah).

Stella
Marketing Manager

It’ll be hard to top the perfection of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz’s 1999 classic, but the world needs another peek into this universe (diminishing returns of the sequels not withstanding). The only thing that would make it even better would be cameos from the original stars.

Eragon

A shot from the movie, featuring Eragon (Ed Speelers) sitting on the back of Sephira (Rachel Weisz), all while Brom (Jeremy Irons) looks on at them.

Dusti
Marketing Coordinator

The first (and only) movie deviated from the source material to the point that it was basically impossible to make the follow up movies have cohesive storylines that followed the books. The casting was inaccurate to what was described in the books and the special effects fell flat. It was as if Lord of the Rings was produced by wish.com.... we deserve a redo!