Reboots, Remakes, Sequels, Spinoffs, Revivals and Prequels are all the range in Hollywood these days, largely thanks to the financial success of many of Disney’s live-action remakes of their animated classics.

Disney+ has seen a slew of content continuing preexisting franchises, including “The Mighty Ducks”, “Turner and Hooch”, “Monsters Inc”, and “The Proud Family”, among the shows in the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. With Hulu/Star continuing the “Alien” and “Predator” franchises, I feel like we should take a look at more “Star” franchises that Disney+ Star and Hulu could continue.

There Are Few Good Live-Action Anime Adaptions Beyond “Alita: Battle Angel”

The last film to be released independently by 20th Century Fox before its absorption into The Walt Disney Company, “Alita Battle Angel”, is one of a very exclusive club. It’s not only a successful live-action manga adaptation which was loved by manga fans, but it was actually watchable, not only watchable but one of the best films of 2019. Alita follows the character of Alita, who, after being saved from a scrapheap by Dr Dyson Ido she, finds her mind completely blank as she tries to figure out who she is whilst navigating love and uncovering the truth about the world she has woken up in. whilst many fans on Twitter are clamouring for a sequel, Disney might want to experiment a bit and build the fanbase bigger before a theatrical sequel is released. Disney has a few options on what they can do. Whether that be an anime spinoff or a prequel film about Alita’s training or Ido’s adventures as a bounty hunter, there are options on what to do.

Disney+ Made A Glee Ripoff, So Why Not Make A New Glee Series?:

Well, this subtitle may be misleading, but Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” feels very akin to Ryan Murphy’s smash hit Fox series “Glee”, so why not do the smart thing and either reboot or revive “Glee”? Think about this Disney could do a sequel series to “Glee”, which follows the children of the characters from the original series. If Disney doesn’t want to make a sequel series/soft reboot of “Glee”, then they could do a revival series where all the original characters are now teachers and are teaching the next generation of young minds how to put on a show, title it something like “Glee: The Next Generation” and get Ryan Murphy involved and boom, it’ll print money.

The “League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” deserves a second chance to be extraordinary:

Okay, the original film that was based on “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” comic kinda just came out and quickly fizzled out. Despite having the legendary Sean Connery in the starring role, whilst the film was a financial success, the critics were not kind to this film. Suppose Disney still owns the rights to this franchise. In that case, they should use Hulu, Star+ and Disney+ Star to produce a live-action TV series which faithfully adapts the story, or they could adapt the comic run into an adult animated series a la Amazon’s “Invincible”.

There’s Been A Rumoured “King Of The Hill” Reboot For Years, So Why Not Make It?

Back in the 90s, adult animation was first starting to grow with shows like “South Park”, “Futurama”, and “Family Guy” first airing and instantly becoming beloved classics. There was one show which ran alongside the latter two mentioned that was not only made by the same studio but also on the same network. That series was “King Of The Hill”. Created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels all the way back in 1997, “King Of The Hill” became a meme gold mine for many people. It looks as if that might continue as there are many rumours of a series revival. With Hulu and Disney+ Star reviving the classic “Futurama” series, it would only be logical to revive “King Of The Hill” and possibly have the series following an ageing Hank Hill and his now-adult son Bobby. That would be an excellent way to continue the show after it ended in 2010.

Final Thoughts:

Obviously, Disney owns an extensive catalogue of IPs that they can use to prop up their streaming services for decades to come. Disney+’s biggest shows are based on pre-existing franchises like The Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars. Hulu hasn’t been exempt from getting some originals based on pre-existing franchises. They got three mature Marvel series, “Love Victor” and a new film in the “Predator” franchise, with new instalments in the “Alien” franchise, also planned.

Disney is the king when it comes to popular content. Some of the franchises I’ve mentioned in this article deserve another chance to be seen by a new audience, now some of them, like “The Omen” or “King Of The Hill”, might be slightly harder to update for the modern audiences, but surely if Disney gives creatives enough creative control and a big enough budget they can make it work. With Star and Hulu becoming known as hubs for Disney’s more adult-oriented and general entertainment content, it is clear Disney needs some more popular content to hold up those platforms. I feel as if Disney is waiting to see how successful the “Futurama” revival is before greenlighting a “King Of The Hill” revival.

But these are just my thoughts. Make sure you leave yours in the comments down below. Is there a Star franchise that you would like Disney to revive?

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Ethan Holloway

Ethan is an autistic, type one diabetic, Disney fan who grew up with properties like Iron Man, The Lion King, Aladdin and Toy Story. Ethan wants to someday get his own books/films/TV shows made to inspire those with disabilities to be themselves, but for now, Ethan covers his opinions on Disney, their content and how Disney+ can improve.

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  1. Alex July 31, 2022

    Gone in 60 Seconds. That's it.

  2. TotalDramaDisney July 31, 2022

    Personally, I'd love for them to make a series based on the remake of "The Fly".