LIST NUMBER 08(d) -- Films that elaborated on any story from a past film, but not clearly sanctioned by those who made the story's first film, which wasn't an adaptation.

As of 2022, TV Tropes's less specific analogue, "Sequelitis", may apply here.

A film series can include multiple overlapping sagas/stories which ought to be recognized as separate, due to creators getting replaced or ignored over time, even if the series allegedly occurs in a single "universe." For example, regarding just the five movies added to this list through 2017, eleven stories have been created separately. Three overlapping stories upon the release of ALIEN 3 in 1992 ...

ALIEN

ALIEN + ALIENS

ALIEN + ALIENS + ALIEN 3

... and eight overlapping stories upon the release of THE LAST JEDI in 2017 ...

A NEW HOPE + THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK + RETURN OF THE JEDI + THE PHANTOM MENACE +…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Aliens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Alien³
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • TRON: Legacy
  • RoboCop 2