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Is a sequel to The Monster Squad on the way?

August 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments



Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has said he’d be open to the idea of making a sequel to the 1980s cult movie The Monster Squad.

In an interview with IGN, the one time Predator actor, who also co-wrote the script to the original The Monster Squad with director Fred Dekker, said the movie would be set 30 years later – just like in real time.

The cult surprised [me]” he said. “I didn’t even realise it had been successful. I loved it, I had fun working on it and it was one of the first things I’d ever written. And it wasn’t just that it wasn’t a hit – it was a huge failure. No one saw it. I don’t know how on earth it caught on years later.

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,” Black added. “As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea.

The original The Monster Squad dealt with a group of kids who were the last line of defense against an incursion of monsters – they battled a super-team of mummies, vampires etc, all while trying to protect Frankenstein’s monster, who was actually a good guy.

If you haven’t seen it then definitely check it out. It’s one of my favourite 80s movies in the vain of The Goonies, Explorers etc.

Source: IGN

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….