Dr.D wrote: ↑July 5th, 2022, 2:59 pm Can I pitch the retcon of all retcons?Love it!
What if, somehow within the narrative of the next movie, we find out that there is a supernatural reason people seem to forget the apocalyptic events of the first two movies? Maybe there is something connected to a rise in psychokinetic energy that can overload a part of the human brain related to memory? Sorta like how they always try to explain away one Doctor Who meeting another Doctor Who, for one sci-fi reason or another.
Dunno if it's needed but it might be kinda nice to throw in and TRY to explain how a giant Marshmallow walking through one of the biggest cities in the world was seemingly glossed over by the rest of the world.
I think retcon is too big a word. It means "adjust, ignore, supplement, or contradict" a prior work.
In this case "flesh out" would be a better description. It would have to be done carefully and with nuance. Remember how Alien Covenant basically ended the Aliens franchise by saying that the mysterious alien creature Xenomorph was basically created by an angry man made robot? It killed all interest in the mysterious creature and movie goers had enough of seeing -yet another- group of people on a spaceship get eaten.
Same here. Introducing -yet another- cut out evil character who threatens the world who needs to be taken care of by the GB's is "been there done that" territory.
The best way would be to link back to the main premise of GB1 somehow and make the entire GB universe bigger.