Hollywood’s current favorite trend is the reboot and the remake. Over the past few years, it’s continued to bring back popular franchises, introducing new actors and making them work for the modern era. For example, the Tomb Raider reboot replaced Angelina Jolie by putting Alicia Vikander in the driver’s seat, and Jurassic World put Chris Pratt at the helm. 2019 also looks big for movie reboots, with Logan’s Run, An American Werewolf in London, and even 90s slasher movie I Know What You Did Last Summer all making a comeback.

Movie reboots and remakes are major moneymakers, sure, but how do studios know that there’s still an interest in these franchises? Online slot games may have something to do with it.

How Online Slots Influence Movie Reboots

The popularity of movie reboots may be partly down to online slots that use film themes to entertain players. Many reels in slots feature the faces of the film’s most well-liked characters as well as artifacts and symbols that represent a movie’s best moments (e.g., a sports car, a wad of cash, or a monument from a specific location). Slots can help to introduce a franchise to a new audience that may be intrigued and want to learn more about its settings and the characters that decorate the reels. Likewise, for existing fans of a franchise, it may help to reignite the spark that they had for it, making them enthusiastic in calls for a reboot or remake.

What Movie Reboots and Remakes Are Next?

With this in mind, we may be able to look at the list of film tie-in slots as a hint of the next great movie reboots and remakes. Comedy crime caper Pink Panther has already been rebooted once in 2006 with Steve Martin in the lead role, but could another reboot be on the cards? Fans can play the Pink Panther slot online, featuring sounds from the iconic soundtrack, and the Pink Panther himself stands next to the slot reels as you play. All of this is more than enough to increase nostalgia for the series. Other popular slot games include ones based on Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Terminator 2, so perhaps these movie series could be brought back too.

While it’s unclear what the next movie slots will be, slots and films undeniably have a close relationship. So for gamers who love blockbuster movies, that is very good news.