Here are some, if not all, of the most frequently asked questions about Encantadia 2016:
Will Encantadia 2016 be a remake or a sequel?
It will be “requel”, a retelling and a sequel. Same premise: a world whose power rests on four elemental gems, four sisters who shall wield these gems and guard them against the mighty forces of evil wishing to take over the land. But some parts of the story will either be omitted or changed and new plots will be introduced.
There are many instances where a sequel was hinted. And it’s not far from possible. As Direk Mark said on NexCon 3, “As long as the ratings are good, why not?”
Why did they switch the shapes of the Brilyante ng Tubig and the Brilyante ng Hangin?
A popular question from purists. Actually, they changed all the shapes. Based on Sir Noel Flores’ concept arts, the Wind Gem takes its shape from a “twister” or “tornado”. The Water Gem takes its figure from the “water ripple”.
Will they include Etheria?
They would not be including Etheria “since they already told its story before”. Many Encantadiks dig the dark and complex story of Etheria so maybe they are expecting it in the 2016 “requel”. But let us remember that Etheria took a dip in viewership due to its “complicated storytelling” and the long list of its characters.
Will they redesign Imaw? Will he be fully animatronic?
Yes. Imaw will have a revamp. Back in 2005, he was a cable puppet so as to have control on his eyes and his fingers. He then becomes a mascot in scenes where he need to walk. This time, they are gunning for a fully animatronic puppet, that is, hands-free control.
When will Encantadia be shown?
July 2016 is the most plausible date. Nonetheless, a premiere on the third quarter of this year is the target.
Where can I watch or buy the first three books of Encantadia?
The DVDs are now a rarity. But iflix.com (subscription based, 30-day free trial) offers the clearest copy available for Encantadia while mypinoy.tv offers them for free at a slightly lower quality. HOOQ also has the three books of the saga and is a subscription-based service.
Will they remake Mulawin as well?
No plans for this yet. One thing to note though is that Avila has been included in the current world map of Encantadia 2016. Let’s all pray for and support the return of Enca so that the age of quality Telefantasyas will return!
And there you have it! More FAQs? Got something more to share or to add? Send us a comment below! Avisala meiste!