What is the difference between prequel and sequel?
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Regarding this, what comes first prequel or sequel?
A sequel depicts actions that come AFTER the events shown in the original book or movie. A prequel depicts actions that came BEFORE the events in the original book or movie.
One may also ask, can a reboot be a sequel? A reboot is a restart of an entertainment universe that has already been established but characters, plotlines, and backstory may be changed. A sequel is a continuation of the story set in the same universe so characters and settings are often the same.
Then, what comes after a sequel?
Prequel might come after sequel. A thought sequel might be a prequel but a prequel cannot be a sequel. A sequel is a continuation part of something such as fictional work that appeared before. So, Anything that comes after a sequel becomes a series.
What is a standalone sequel?
When a film is set in either the same universe or one very similar to that of its predecessors, yet has very little if any narrative connection to its predecessors and can be appreciated on its own without a thorough understanding of the backstory, then the work can be referred to as a standalone sequel.