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We love seeing gals come out to support their fellow gals. 

Charlie's Angels first hit screens back in 1976 as a tv series, and then spanned a 2000 reboot starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Fans fell in love with the badass-ery and unique personalities of each woman, and the stars have shown that they value each other off screen as well as on.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actresses emerged full throttle to support Lucy Liu, who received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The fierce action adventure movie also starred Demi Moore in the 2003 sequel, and Moore was on hand to celebrate Liu's historic award, according to Vulture;

"Lucy and I first met while making Charlie's Angels- I didn't know we were going to have a reunion today," Moore gushed in a speech.

"I could see she was in fact as I had heard a badass with brains. Then the better I got to know her I realised she wasn't just about a badass with brains, she was a badass with brains, a beautiful heart with a deep loving soul and a damn good sense of humour." AW.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The honoree herself was clearly excited to see influential faces within the crowd;

"My dear Angels," said the 50-year-old veteran actress, "It's a 20 year reunion. Twenty years ago, we were an elite crime fighting team and now look at us." (THEY LOOK UNREAL)

Liu continues to break glass ceilings in the industry, and takes pride in her mission for her  three-year-old son, Rockwell.

"Today there is so much more representation on screen," she added. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Now, he can see himself in this world and he won't know there is a limit. I never set out to be groundbreaking. I didn't have the goal of being a first. I just wanted to what I loved."

Liu is only the second Asian-American woman to receive a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, after the silent-movie actress Anna May Wong received hers almost 60 years ago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Asians have been making movies for a long time,” Liu said in her speech. “They just weren’t making them here because we weren’t yet invited to the table.”

She also referenced Anna May in her speech;

"A hundred years ago, she was a pioneer while enduring racism, marginalization, and exclusion,” she said. “We could actually start our own little Chinatown right here.” 

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Were you a Kristy, Claudia, Dawn, Mary-Anne or Stacey? 

The Baby-Sitters Club holds a very special place in our hearts as one of those inexplicable 80s relics that moulded the minds of the masses.

One of the first memorable book series with multiple strong female lead characters who navigated the choppy years between pre-teen and teen, all while running their own cottage industry, the books were inspirational and relatable for many girls.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now, Netflix is adapting the book series for modern TV.

The books have previously been adapted into a TV show in 1990, but it only ran for one season. 

According to Deadline, Netflix has ordered a 10-part reboot of the iconic show for their streaming service. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'Episodes will broach topics from the books such as racism, divorce and belonging while continuing to push the bar and explore relevant issues facing modern day teens,' they report.

'I’m amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years,' Anne M Martin, the author of the series said. 

'And I’m honoured to continue to hear from readers — now grown, who have become writers, editors, teachers, librarians, filmmakers — who say that they see a reflection of themselves in the characters of Kristy and her friends.'

There is no release date for the future series yet. 

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Disney's live-action reboot of The Lion King may well break box office records, judging by the insane level of excitement built up around it.

The flick nailed an all-star cast featuring the original Mufasa himself (James Earl Jones), Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino), Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, John Kani, Eric Andre, Keegan Michael-Key and…

Who are we forgetting?

Oh yes… BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER as Nala. We're slain.

Naturally, there's an ecstatic amount of nostalgia, especially from us 90s kids out there. Thankfully, during last night's Oscars ceremony, Disney released an extended The Lion King trailer and we died.

How can we possibly wait until July 2019 to see Jon Favreau's epic Pride Lands tale, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet?

More live-action reboots are on the way, following the success of The Jungle Book, which boasts the same director as The Lion King. Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton will arrive in theatres this March, followed by Guy Ritchie's Aladdin in May.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Just like The Jungle Book, Favreau's Lion King uses CGI to bring an entirely animal cast to life in an incredibly realistic-looking format.

Donald Glover, This Is America musical legend, stars as Simba, the orphaned lion cub who returns to Pride Rock to take his place as king.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter plays Simba's love interest, Nala, while Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the villainous scar. Seth Rogen and Billy Eicher were cast as Pumbaa and Timon, Simba's beloved comic relief companions

We honestly won't be able to see this in cinema, we'd have to be restrained due to the sheer excitement of it all. Cannot cope.

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Many of us who grew up with the entire Harry Potter franchise remember waiting in those incredibly long queues for the latest book to be released, eagerly sprinted to the cinema for the flicks and desperately trying to dodge spoilers about character plots.

We also know that once it gets rebooted, we're officially OLD. Daniel Radcliffe will always be our Harry, Emma Watson our Hermione, and Rupert Grint our ginger nut Ron. 

The actor who played the title role has now confirmed his thoughts that the hugely popular franchise will be rebooted, and we're totally in denial. Please don't do this to us.

Radcliffe spoke to IGN about playing the boy wizard in the formative film series, sharing his affirmation that "some other version" of the movies will be created in the future.

"I’m sure there will be some other version of it. I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime – we’ve already got a few more in stage play Cursed Child."

The Fantastic Beasts franchise has kept the wizarding world alive (and is allegedly getting five films), as well as Pottermore and Harry Potter World. Radcliffe didn't rule out the possibility of a Harry Potter TV spin-off.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor recently revealed that the spin-off would be intriguing especially if it featured the Marauders- the name given to the group of friends featuring Harry's papa James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Sirius Black.

The Marauders gang aren't alive before the final book or movie, the movie would presumably be a prequel. "I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent," Daniel told TV Guide.

"A series with the older generation Marauders, that could be very cool." Amen, Daniel, Amen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“To a certain extent with things like the play and Fantastic Beasts, I think people are still interested in talking to me about it, but nothing’s been happening in that area,” he told E! News in May of last year.

“At the moment, I’m very much enjoying playing lots of different stuff.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter he wouldn’t mind reprising his role.

“I’m never going to close that door, but I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it,” he said at the time.

Radcliffe's latest role sees him take on the part of a low-level angel in Miracle Workers who must convince God to let humans survive. 

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Most of us remember the days of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, strutting across our screens. We were OBSESSED with Gossip Girl, it took over our lives.

From the romance between Blair and Chuck Bass, to the big reveal of who the secret character behind the mayhem was; it had us hooked.

Now, a reboot of The CW series may be coming to our screens, an executive producer has revealed. Stop the world, we're getting off. This is major goss…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yup, that's right. We're going right back to the Upper East Side, and discussions have reportedly taken place about bringing the original drama back.

The series starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley, and aired from 2007 until 2012. Let's not forget that none other than Kristen Bell narrated it too.

The show followed the glamorous (not to mention absurd) lives of a group of upper-class teenagers living in the prestigious areas of Manhattan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The trends it inspired are still around today, it had an unprecedented amount of influence on the youth who tuned in to watch it.

Gossip Girl was a massive hit for the American TV network The CW, and president Mark Pedowitz has confirmed it could get a reboot.

According to Deadline, he said: “There’s been discussions. But I don’t know if we’re there yet.”

Pedowitz also added that the return would depend on Warner Bros., who own The CW, and showrunners Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.

We've seen all 121 episodes about a million times, but my GOD we want more. 

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Elizabeth Banks has announced that filming on the new Charlie's Angels reboot has officially WRAPPED, which means one thing and one thing only: our excitement has just quadrupled to unhealthy levels.

Banks directed and played her own role in the exciting new remake, which stars a brand new generation of badass angels- Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott.

She posted a photo to Instagram which showed herself and her gorgeous angels on set;

She captioned the image;

"That's a wrap. So much love and gratitude to these Angels."

Aw, don't they all just look sufficiently both radiant and empowered? The plot has not yet been released, but it's been confirmed that there are multiple Bosleys in the flick; Elizabeth, Patrick Stewart, and Djimon Hounsou are among them.

We're SURE you remember the original Charlie's Angels, possibly the greatest show of female badass-ery of all time.

Ella Balinska shared a photo of the unbelievable view they had while filming a scene back in October for the highly-anticipated movie;

"Needless to say, sitting on my Angel production chair whilst looking at an epic view 100% gets you in the zone," she wrote, not taking our incessant jealousy into account at all…

Resident internet boyfriends Sam Claflin and Noah Centineo are the two presumed romantic interests in the film, which hits theatres on November 1, 2019.

Only roughly 330 days to wait, gals. *deep breaths*

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Many of us by now have noticed the ONSLAUGHT of reboots which have come our way. Between the incessant Marvel movies and comic book sequels which literally will not stop coming, the millions of Spiderman flicks, not to mention the ridiculous amount of Bond movies (25 to be exact).

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Yes, 25 movies about the same man doing the same uber-masculine assassinations and the same women dying for him and the same villains again and again and again. *Sigh* Even Daniel Craig agrees that good old James is a misogynist.

The live-action remakes of every single classic Disney animation, the TV reboots of our favourite characters for no actual reason and the revivals of our childhood bands. It begs the question, is the entertainment industry just profiting off of our nostalgia? Most definitely, yes.

When it comes to the Spice Girls, Westlife or Take That, by all means they are welcomed back with open arms.

Yet, when it comes to cinema, which is literally CRYING OUT for representation and new voices which are demanding to be heard, why are they using the same old formulas?

Art is supposed to be unique, a form of expression. Not recycled like old Halloween costumes that don't fit anymore but you're just gagging to feel 18 again. Back when life was more about what alcohol to buy for pre-drinks and not what bills you have to pay first so you can survive as a full-grown adult. *shudders*

The point is: a new Batman/Joker combo is not cinematic gold, for God’s sake. A new Pirates of the Caribbean written by the Deadpool duo will not shake the earth.

Recent groundbreaking genre favourites such as A Quiet Place, Get Out and Moonlight have pushed the boundaries of cinematic territory and have told stories from new and vital points of view, so why can't Hollywood give more opportunities to scripts, directors and voices like these?

News recently broke that Shrek, one of the most popular animated franchises of all time, is getting a reboot (pause for gasps).

Those of us who grew up with the infamous green ogre and his hilarious sidekick, Donkey, will most likely shudder at the thought of Hollywood studios replacing a beloved film of our youth with a facade, a copy which can never truly replace the original.

Others will delight in the nostalgia of creating more content surrounding the comedic protagonist and his fairytale friends, especially since the man behind the reboot, as well as the revival of Puss in Boots, is Chris Meledandri.

Known as the mastermind of the Despicable Me movies (and creator of the minions, which have literally overtaken the world and internet memes), Meledandri has been tasked by Universal Pictures with finding some fresh storylines to being the lovable ogre into the modern time. I say modern time as if Shrek is donkeys-years old (yes, I made a donkey joke. Deal with it).

Shrek was originally released back in 2001, making it barely 17 years old. While a lot has happened in technology and film-making in this time, does it really seem necessary to bring back a franchise which has really run its course? After all, Shrek the Fourth only entered cinemas in 2010, and left much to be desired.

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Studios are so obsessed with maintaining popularity and success of these franchises, that often they completely ruin the essence of what made it loved by audiences in the first place, in this case: comedic integrity.

I mean, a storyline about an ogre defending his swamp in a land of fairytale creatures, voiced by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy? The person who successfully pitched that idea must be incredibly rich by now.

At least Meledandri has the good sense to keep the original vocal performances:

“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” explains Meledandri.

“The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.” Good luck with that, Mr. Director Whose Film Company Has Just Released A Remake Of The Iconic The Grinch. You paint a highly believable portrait. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hollywood remakes have been saturating cinema over the last decade, and there are arguments to be made for both sides of the tide. If a remake is done right, à la A Star is Born, something special can happen.

This is usually a result of some newfangled aspect of the film however, a tweak or drastic change which brings the piece back to life but also gives it a platform in its own right.

Lady Gaga, for example, plays the role of struggling artist Ally in a way that makes it impossible to compare her to Barbara Streisand. The songs are also freshly crafted, and impactful in their raw energy, partially due to Bradley Cooper’s directorial talent and surprising talent as a singer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Formerly known as an actor, his transition into musicality and the directorial chair allows the film to reach new heights, as if feels as if we are being introduced to someone who we’ve never really known at all.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has also achieved phenomenal success, however there is next to nothing about the show which resembles its predecessor, and it is stand-alone as a result, especially with its sense of ‘woke’ teen angst which is captured almost to perfection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yet the majority of remakes are arguably just major Hollywood studios tapping into the nostalgia of audiences who are ready and willing to return to the cinema seat to catch any glimpse of their favourite childhood character or storyline in action.

Certain remakes adapt the trend with refreshing results; such as the Fargo reboot which was recreated as a mini-series and is widely well-reviewed. An audience is more likely to watch something which they are already familiar with, and if the sense of familiarity is matched with something genuinely unique, truly excellent cinematic gold can occur.

Classics are classics for a reason, and taking the formula and twisting it to adapt to a new generation often leads to disastrous consequences. The remake of Psycho, the Great Gatsby (controversial, most people loved the grandeur of Baz Luhrmann yet the power of the written words were essentially erased) and Footloose, for example, need to die a slow death.

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The endless sequels are also a problem, I mean PLEASE learn to leave it alone. Just because the movie was good does not mean it has to be continued and drawn out until the life is sapped out of it.

If there is a new technology, a new actor or actress or director, or scriptwriter who are talented enough to reuse old material and revitalise it, by all means, go ahead. Yet the magic of the true classics cannot be forgotten.

The day the news breaks that the Harry Potter franchise is getting a remake, for example, you will find this writer in a pool of her own tears, echoing the chant; “YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME!” on repeat. Don’t judge. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were the heroes of my youth, the faces which encapsulated the characters I had fallen in love with page by page.

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Transforming the series would simply remind me that I am now old enough for my childhood characters to be replaced and made into something new and alien altogether. If they even DREAM of touching perfection like Back to the Future or The Godfather, there will be hell to pay from the ever-protective fanbases.

The love most people harbour for that first spark of a film or character which had never been seen before is difficult to rearrange. There are an infinite number of voices in cinema which have yet to be heard; only now are women gaining access to cinematography, directorial roles, production roles and script-writing responsibilities.

Only now are people of different ethnic backgrounds, diverse economic circumstances, sexual orientations having their voices heard. Can you imagine how many stories they have to tell?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For so long, only the powerful were given the chance to create movies. Creating new formulas which give other people a change to feel represented and tell their own stories would revolutionise cinema.

So before we rush to discuss which man will be chosen as the next Bond, which Disney film will be recreated, or which superhero will once again be given a new face, why not look to those who haven’t been given a face, or a voice in cinema?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the phrase goes, but authenticity is the greatest form of art.  

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The Hills is coming back to our TV screens on MTV, and while we won't be reliving our fashion faux pas of the 00s era, we're excited to get all nostalgic with the new series. 

Several of the original cast members will be returning, including the infamous Heidi and Spencer, but some of the lead characters won't be taking back their old roles. 

Lauren Conrad, forever known as the girl who didn't go to Paris ( #NeverForget) told E! in 2016 that she wouldn't consider doing a The Hills reboot, saying: 'I'm so proud of what we did and I feel like I ended on such a great note. And also, I'm such a snooze. No one needs to see that!'

Drama llama Kristin Cavallari  has also not signed up to rejoin the cast, which is a real shame as she was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining members.

To make up for the loss of two stand-out cast members, it has been reported that MTV are looking outside of the OG line up to fill the cast. 

According to a new report from Us Weekly, Kyle Massey is joining The Hills: New Beginnings cast.

 

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And 00s kids may recall the name from his role as Cory, the little brother of Raven in hit Disney channel TV series That's So Raven, and later from his own spin-off show Cory in the House.

Justin Bobby Brescia, Stephanie Pratt, Frankie Delgado, Jason Wahler, Audrina Patridge and maybe even Brody Jenner are in talks to return. 

According to US Weekly, two top LA bloggers will also be joining the fold. 

The new series is set to air in 2019. 

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Stop everything – Buffy is BACK.

Getty Entertainment released the news of the Vampire Slayers return on Instagram.

The company uploaded a picture of the old cast in 2000, along with those all important details.

"Buffy’s coming back! Twenty-one years after the original, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is getting a reboot, and Joss Whedon is on board to executive produce," they wrote alongside the photograph. 

Talks for a new Buffy began last autumn, but ultimately the decision to begin the reboot was influenced by writer Monica Breen.

She was selected to take on the task of writing this new chapter of Buffy.

Although a script or director has yet to been chosen, along with casting the central role of Buffy.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer enjoyed seven seasons on television until 2003.

It then continued on in comic book form.

The hit show was adapted from the feature film with the same name, that starred Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry.

It was originally written by the new executive producer for the reboot, Joss Whedon.

Last year, Joss spoke to Hollywood Reporter about a possible reboot or reunion and the fear and pressure when reviving a beloved TV show.

"I see a little bit of what I call monkey's paw in these reboots. You bring something back, and even if it's exactly as good as it was, the experience can't be. You've already experienced it, and part of what was great was going through it for the first time. You have to meet expectations and adjust it for the climate, which is not easy," he explained.

"Luckily most of my actors still look wonderful, but I'm not worried about them being creaky. I'm more worried about me being creaky as a storyteller. You don't want that feeling that you should have left before the encore."

We for one, cannot wait!

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Disney is currently having a love affair with rebooting their classic films into live-action remakes. 

We've had Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book so far, but another classic is in the pipeline to be remade – Lady and the Tramp. 

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The classic love story, which featured a pampered pooch and an unruly mongrel who unexpectedly fall for one another, is one of Disney's most beloved tales. 

According to Deadline, the live-action/CGI adaption won't be hitting cinemas. 

Instead, it will be brought straight to DisneyLife, Disney's streaming service. 

 

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 It's expected to debut in 2019, so we still have a little while to wait for it.

The Lego Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean has been chosen to direct the reboot. 

We're ready to throw it back to 1995. 

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We are beyond excited about the Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot. The spellbinding series was one of our favourite shows back in the 90s.

The new series will be a lot darker than the original show. Taking big inspiration from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics.

The series has cast their Sabrina with Kieran Shipka being confirmed to play Sabrina, and Wonder Woman star Lucy Davis set to star as Aunt Hilda.

Taking on the role of Sabrina’s aunt Zelda is Homeland actress Miranda Otto.

One popular Disney Channel star has been cast as the one and only Harvey Kinkle.

Deadline Hollywood has shared that Ross Lynch has joined the cast. He will play “the prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”

The dark coming-of-age tale will follow Sabrina as she adapts to life as half-human and half-witch.

Ross Lynch will take over from Nate Richert, who played Harvey in the original 90s series. The actor has big shoes to fill as Harvey won the hearts of millions.

Netflix has ordered two seasons of the untitled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adaptation, but they have yet to confirm an air date.

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Growing up in the 90s allowed us to be on the precipice of the development of at-home gaming consoles. 

From the GameCube and the Game Boy to the first two (and arguable best two, to the truly nostalgic) PlayStation consoles, it was quite a time to be alive when it came to imaginative gaming.

While the graphics may not have been as sophisticated as what we have today, legendary games were created at the time – and there are reports that one of the PlayStation's most revered character s is making a modern comeback. 

 

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According to GamesRadar, Spyro the little purple dragon is making it's way back into your lives via a PS4 reboot.

Spyro entertained the masses for years with variations of his adventures defeating the likes of Ripto and Melefor, with Sparx always at his side, of course. 

The reboot is rumoured to include three games, based on Spyro's previous adventures, remastered into one package.

 

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Last year, Crash Bandicoot, another beloved 90s PS character, got a similar treatment as a PS4 exclusive, to massive success. 

The Crash reboot has sold over 2.5 million copies, and Spyro is expected to see the same success. 

Whenever this game is released, don't expect to see us until we've finished it. 

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