Current status: we do not have consensus to pursue this under the present system (which only allows custom off-topic close reasons). We may re-visit this if the system is changed to allow a custom close reason for a different type (e.g. "primarily opinion-based").
We have a policy that questions about "future works" are to be closed until something has been published that can be used to answer the question. Such questions are typically closed as "primarily opinion-based" or as simply "off-topic" with the generic message
This question does not appear to be about science fiction or fantasy within the scope defined in the help center.
Helpful users often link to our "future works" policy on meta to better explain why the question is being closed.
It was recently asked if we had room to add a custom off-topic close reason for "future works". As noted in the answer to that question, we have used up all three custom close reasons but we can request space for a fourth one:
A few sites do get a regular influx of off-topic questions in a larger number of distinct categories; if you find this to be the case on your site, post a feature-request on your meta site with examples of questions that would benefit from a predefined off-topic option - we'll verify the need for this and work with you to make more reasons available.
Should we ask Stack Exchange to add a fourth custom close reason for us so we can have a "future works" close reason?
Here are examples of questions that were closed in accordance with our "future works" policy1:
- Who is this guy in Zack Snyder's Batman vs Superman
- How did C-3PO's golden arm get to Maz Kanata?
- Are there any spin-off series or guest appearances planned for these Doctor Who characters?
- Are Rey and Luke Skywalker Connected?
- Why is Kylo Ren separated from the other Knights Of Ren?
- Why the name 'Rogue One'?
- Is Jyn Erso based on Jan Ors and/or Kyle Katarn?
Additionally, 10k users can see the question close statistics tool, which shows that there are a substantial number of custom close comments which cite the "future works" policy.
The moderation team is willing to make the request to add a custom close reason, but only with clear consensus from the community. In order to judge the wishes of the community, please post or vote on answers to this question (either in the affirmative or negative). Votes on this question will not be considered.