Originally Posted by omegaman
This film is not paralyzed by canon."
That cracks me up. Canon? What an anti-religious connotation.
It's more accurately called a BRAND. Paramount doesn't have a good history with any branded series. They presently have two in their history - Raiders and Jack Ryan. Coppola was approached for a "re-imagaining", or a "reboot" for a prequel of Paramount's "The Godfather" (Don Corleone in an alternate timeline?) but he refused.
"Canon" (branding) gives you consistency. Consistency builds affection, which becomes loyalty which begets loads of cash for the studio. Just ask George Lucas.