Movie News: 'Lights Out' Sequel on Its Way; 'Spider-Man' Sequels May Be Taking a Cue From 'Harry Potter'

Movie News: 'Lights Out' Sequel on Its Way; 'Spider-Man' Sequels May Be Taking a Cue From 'Harry Potter'

Jul 28, 2016

Lights Out

Lights Out: A sequel to horror thrilller Lights Out is on its way. The movie, which hit theaters last Friday, has already earned more than $35 million worldwide. Reportedly, the production budget was just $4.5 milllion. Producer James Wan and director David F. Sandberg will return, as will writer Eric Heisserer, who based the feature's screenplay on Sandberg's short film. [Deadline]

 

Captain America: Civil War

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that ideas for a new series of Spider-Man movies were influenced by the Harry Potter franchise. In reference to Spider-Man: Homecoming, due in theaters on July 7, 2017, Feige stated: "This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don’t know what, but … how do we do a journey for Peter [Parker] not dissimilar to what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years?" [Colllider]

 

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight: Director Michael Bay shared a photo of Onslaught, a new addition to the big-screen robot family in Transformers: The Last Knight. The character was the leader of an elite military group known as Combaticons in the animated television series. The movie will open in theaters on June 23, 2017. [Twitter via Coming Soon]

 

Sausage Party

Sausage Party TV Spot: A new television spot for Sausage Party hints at the adult-oriented humor that runs rampant in the R-rated animated movie. Seth Rogen leads the voice cast, which includes Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hilll, Bill Hader, James Franco and Paul Rudd. Look for the movie in theaters on August 12. [Movieclips]

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