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Is There A Plan for a “Monster Squad” Sequel in the Near Future?

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With the Universal Monsters making a comeback, could fans expect to see a new “Monster Squad” film sometime in the near future?

For those of us that loved the Universal Monsters and grew up in the 80’s, The Monster Squad was a pretty important film.  Directed by Fred Dekker and co-written by Shane Black, the 1987 film is now 29 years old.  Telling the story of a group of kids needing to be kids, much like The GooniesStand By Me, Super 8, and Netflix’s Stranger Things; the young group has to defend their neighborhood and save the world from the Universal Monsters like Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the Gill-Man.

The Monster Squad, popular for its redesigned monsters by a team led by Stan Winston, was not originally all too successful during its theatrical release, but in the nearly 30 years since its August 14, 1987 release, has developed a warm cult-following.

In an interview with Chris Tilly of IGN, director/writer/actor Shane Black was asked about The Monster Squad and if he’d ever be interested in returning to that world, especially as he’s currently working on a quasi reboot of his original classic Predator, entitled The Predator.

“When you say the kids are grown-up the first thing I go to is the movie, or the book really, It by Stephen King, which is about kids who fight monsters when they’re young, then as grown-ups they’re sort of beckoned and they have to return to their childhood hometown. And I think that’s kind of close to what you’re saying in a way. I don’t know how you would distance yourself from that.  It would be interesting to have two movies – one The Monster Squad, and one The Monster Squad and they’re 30 years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea!”

While it’s probably likely that we won’t be seeing a Monster Squad follow up anytime soon, it is fun knowing that Shane Black would be up for revisiting these characters, and in a way that would not only be a fun send-up of the original cult-classic, but something new for modern audiences.

Would you like to see a sequel to The Monster Squad?  Make sure to leave your comments below.


(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

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Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

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