Though sequels and adaptations of existing forms of media are nothing new for Hollywood, they seem to have reached a fever pitch in recent years. Aside from the ever-expanding worlds of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics has also been expanding their slate of films. They released two this year with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The latter made waves before its release thanks to an all-star cast featuring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, and, most notably, Will Smith as Deadshot.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer gave fans a first look at the reboot’s tone for what is expected to be the first in yet another trilogy focused on the world’s most famous web-slinger. With the announcement of Homecoming‘s sequel set to hit theaters in July 2019, the Spider-Man franchise has been given a shot in the arm with it’s entirely new cast. Stan Lee has always touted Spider-Man as his favorite superhero, and has lauded Tom Holland’s casting as perfect several times.
As 2016 begins to wind its way down to a close, movie-lovers the world over have no doubt begun to anticipate which films are going to be considered for awards season glory – and what films will ultimately win big at the 2017 Oscars ceremony and show.
Universal Pictures has the big screen rights to classic movie monsters like the Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman and Dracula – something the studio is now taking advantage of, as it revives its shared monster film universe. There had been some question as to whether or not the Luke Evans-headlined Dracula Untold would, in fact, be included as part of that cinematic universe (as was once the plan), but we can now confirm that will not be the case. Instead, 2017’s The Mummy is the true launching point for what Universal is referring to as “a new world of gods and monsters.”