when a remake contains a lot of new material; A remake that also doubles as a sequel.
Gunstar Super Heroes, NiGHTs 2, and Casino Royale could be considered requels.
by The enigmatic man April 12, 2007
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A narrative that involves a movie that's both a remake and a prequel/sequel which contains new material while keeping it in continuity.
Casino Royale, X-Men: First Class, Dawn Of The Dead, Requel
by anonymouz-movement July 15, 2011
A remake of a sequel that overrides both the sequel and all subsequent sequels, steering the franchise in a different direction.
Neill Blomkamp's untitled 'Aliens' sequel and superman returns are both examples of a requel.
by oh_my_say-tan February 26, 2015