Now that the Ben 10 Reboot is over what's next?

  • @coreofthesun There were a lot of things that the Original Series did very well with and that's why I still think it's the best show in the franchise. One of those things being that the Original Series had a really good and balanced blend of stuff with its tone. It was fun, lighthearted, comedic, action-packed and yet it was also dark, mature, and serious and the show maintained a good and proper balance of all that stuff. It helped make the Original Series feel fun, interesting, and engaging to watch and helped give it a lot of depth. UAF was more often too mature, dark, and serious, thus making it bland and boring to watch. OV and the reboot show were often too comedic, ruining many moments with the story and characters where it should be more serious as well as making those shows feel annoying to watch. One of the many things that Ben 10 needs is to bring back that proper balance with its tone again.

    @cooljay7 If that's the case with the toy line, then yeah, like I said, the show likely wasn't actually as successful as many believed it to be. This could be why the reboot show is finally coming to an end. It also feels like having more seasons is becoming less and less of a sign that this show is doing well.

  • @Tactical-Ochoa I feel as if none of the other series are as timeless as the original. Sure all of them have their great moments and episodes, but there are some aspects of the other shows which leave me scratching my head wondering what to make of them. The original series holds up the best as a show and I can't really remember actively disliking any of the episodes upon re-watching them (apart from the Merry Christmas episode. We don't talk about that one). The 'identity' of the show was altered throughout the sequels depending on the styles of the showriters and the demands of the network. You made a good article a while back discussing just that.

    The Malware arc in Omniverse was the only one which I found in the later shows which truly returned to the roots of Ben 10. It had a solid story, character development, a mix of lighter and more serious moments, worldbuilding and lore expansions as well as that balanced tone which was rarely seen after OS.

  • I simply want new Ben 10 series no continuation of reboot(2016) with better art style like Good looking anime and mature serious story telling and Make Alien X or Celestialsapiens multiversal.

  • D.C. Network just released a video on this topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2TD-dUoIpY

  • @cooljay7 Agreed on a lot of what he has said. I think that the series will be going on hiatus for a while until they figure out what to do. I think that MOA want to make a sequel to the reboot but chances are that we may get either more Prime universe adventures or even something completely new altogether.

    Speaking of a completely different series, someone in the fandom made this poster after the release of "The Mandalorian"

    I know that this was done as a joke but something like this could legit work. Maybe Eon or someone finds the Forge of Creation and tries to steal a baby Celestialsapien , only for it to instinctively damage Eon's time travel gear and then teleport away to a random destination in the universe, which just so happens to be where SixSix is temporarily residing. He finds the baby and as soon as he does he has a vision from the adult Celestialsapiens who request him to bring the baby back to the Forge Of Creation as it has not fully matured and developed its dual personalities, to which he reluctantly agrees. However, he is being pursued by Eon who still desires the baby Celestialsapien. I think that one of the best parts of this hypothetical series would be Ben himself coming after SixSix in a misunderstanding that he does not intend good for the baby, and I think it would be fascinating to see Ben as an antagonist (well at least until he realises his mistake) even though he's not evil. I think that it would be cool to see SixSix put all his skills to the test in travelling across the universe to find the newly scattered pieces of the Map of Infinity, with the Celestialsapien baby being omnipotent but not having much control over the powers meaning that these powers are often randomly displayed. Seeing SixSix build a bond with the baby over the journey would be touching as well

  • Obviously this specific example would never happen because people would say that it was a rip-off but there is a lot of potential to tell stories in the Ben 10 universe without having Ben as a protagonist.

    The most popular ideas seem to be a Gwen or Kevin spinoff or a Ken 10 show. I personally don't really think that the first two would work that well though a Gwen spinoff may be able to expand on the more mystical side of the universe. I've mentioned before why I think that Ken 10 would be the best direction to go in the Prime Timeline but even then we may need one more series focusing on Ben to complete his developement and transition into Ben 10k

  • @coreofthesun I feel like a Ken 10 show would be good but I don't think they should go there until they make a Ben 10k series. What I'm thinking is at some point they make a Ben 10k show and then the sequel to that show would be Ken 10. The only thing with jumping to Ben 10k next is that's a huge time jump. Ben's 16 in Omniverse and we'd be jumping to him being in his 40s with Ben 10k.

    I'd prefer for them make a show with Ben in his 20s first and then eventually we'll work our way up to Ben 10k. Either way, eventually they are going to have to have a major time jump in order to get to Ben 10k. Unless if Ben Prime becomes Ben 10k earlier. What I mean by this is what if Ben Prime reaches Ben 10k status by the time he hits 30? Maybe a show following Ben in his 20s would lead to him reaching the status of Ben 10k and then the follow up series would be Ben 10k and then Ken 10.

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    What about a 17 year old Ben 10 series after Omniverse in the original continuity. My second preference would be Ben 10K spin off.

  • @cooljay7 Totally get where you're coming from. I don't think that we need a Ben 10k series per se because it would be difficult to write and with a time skip of about 25 years as you said, but yeah a series about Ben in his maybe his mid 20s with Master Control on the final part of his journey to becoming Ben 10,000 would be great if they want to continue on the Prime storyline. Then that could be followed up with a Ken 10 series with Ben 10k present but not the main focus of the story.

  • https://twitter.com/DCNetwork23/status/1381750728323125248

    Why can't we get #BringBackActionBen trending to show Cartoon Network and Man of Action that we want the next series to return to the original continuity?

  • @cooljay7 said in Now that the Ben 10 Reboot is over what's next?:


    Why can't we get #BringBackActionBen trending to show Cartoon Network and Man of Action that we want the next series to return to the original continuity?

    Apparently #RestoreTheOmniverse is already trending in some countries. Unfortunately, I don't have a twitter, otherwise I'd retweet the hashtag. I saw a screenshot that someone posted saying that there's almost 19k tweets using the hashtag.

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