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The studio may have an uphill battle on its hands when it comes to convincing millions of Stargate fans around the world to line up for a Stargate reboot. What does the world think of the big announcement today from MGM and Warner Bros.? We turned to Twitter for some knee-jerk reactions on Day 1.
Some readers are hopeful at what the new films will bring:
@GateWorld Stargate is ready for a reboot. I'm cautiously optimistic.
— Matt Jordan (@MatthewMk2) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld I think I just died and went to heaven!! I will forever be a Stargate fan and this is the most exciting news I have ever heard!
— Jen Steindorf (@disneygirljen8) May 30, 2014
— Brad Ramsey (@BradDRamsey) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld SUPER excited! I miss Atlantis but seeing the original creators come back is THRILLING!
— Nayari (@Nayari09) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld Excited. But hope they work in Samantha Carter. Such a great character and positive role model for young women.
— SalsaKat (@UKSalsaKat) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld I will probably see the movies but always compare it to the shows I watched since I was 3 that made me who I am today at 20
— iKingsSGC (@iKingsSGC) May 30, 2014
Not unexpectedly, other fans expressed a bit of disappointment at the idea of the TV series being ignored — and at the fact that this could be the final nail in the coffin of any continuations of SG-1, Atlantis, or SGU:
— Megan Sikora (@pandycane33) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld I can't imagine sitting & watching a Stargate movie that didn't include sg1 it would feel wrong.
— Cara Barney (@CaraFoshizzle) May 30, 2014
— Roddy Fuhr (@RodrickFuhr) May 30, 2014
@GateWorld Not interested. This is a reboot of the movie & will have no connection to the series. I'll stick w/SG1, SGA & SGU reruns, thanks
— Stella Stargate (@StellaByStrgate) May 30, 2014
— Granny Mumantoog (@GrannyMumantoog) May 30, 2014
@gateworld I'm certain this will be a sequel to the film & James Spader will be on a world that as far as I'm concerned was blown up in 2003
— Steve Zagar (@SteveZagline) May 30, 2014
Some of Stargate‘s former TV actors were also quick to get in on the action on Twitter:
— David Hewlett (@dhewlett) May 30, 2014
They're rebooting Stargate? How DARE THEY… wait… Can I be in it? <— my reaction to most reboots
— David Blue (@DavidBlue) May 30, 2014
A Stargate reboot. Starring Kurt Russell. As Snake Plissken. THAT. I will watch. #ForTheWin
— Michael Shanks (@MichaelShanks) May 30, 2014
— Peter Williams (@actualApophis) May 30, 2014
And finally, the last word (for now) goes to Michael, who makes a very good point about how the TV and film continuities can exist side-by-side:
— Michael Merritt (@MikeWMerritt) May 30, 2014
How about you? Vote in the poll to tell us if you plan to watch the first of the new Stargate movies.