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Sequel News: Hulk, Wall Street, Evil Dead and More

The Incredible Hulk

Here’s the latest scoop on the sequel buzz spreading across Hollywood:

Hairspray: Earlier this summer, New Line announced plans to produce a Hairspray follow. Unfortunately, the studio - which has already asked John Waters to write a treatment - may have a major casting issue to deal with. In a recent interview with Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun, John Travolta said he wasn’t looking forward to putting Edna Turnblad’s fat suit back on. “I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I’m not a big sequel guy,” the Look Who’s Talking Too star claimed. No other stars from the original cast have yet been confirmed for the new musical.

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The Incredible Hulk: While no immediate plans have been made for a Hulk 2, Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ President of Production, told MTV News that the green guy hasn’t necessarily gone away. “The truth is that Hulk has had two films in the past five years, and it’s time to give some of the other guys a turn. But certainly what we are doing is suggesting and cross-pollinating the characters between films, and like reading a comic, I’d like to set that expectation that anything can happen — and anyone can pop up — in anybody else’s story. I would expect that people may see the Hulk again soon before he is again carrying his own film.” Can we say The Avengers?

Wall Street: Wondering how Gordon Gekko would survive in today’s economy? Well, you may soon find out. Wanting to capitalize on trying times, 20th Century Fox is going ahead with plans to make a Wall Street sequel. The movie - currently titled Money Never Sleeps - would see Gekko released from prison during a shakier financial period. Although he is not yet formally attached to the movie, it’s hoped that a script written by Allan Loeb (21) will entice Michael Douglas to reprise his 1987 character. (There are no plans to bring back Charlie Sheen’s role.)

Bourne Identity: Earlier this year, we told you that Universal had already secured Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for another Bourne chapter. Now we’re learning that the studio is fast-tracking a script. According to Variety, George Nolfi, a co-writer on the third film, will pen the screenplay. This will be the first time the series has used an original story rather than a Robert Ludlum book as its basis.

Evil Dead 4: Although it looked like we were inching closer to another Evil Dead installment, Sam Raimi woke up and realized he had no room in his immediate schedule. The writer/director - who is currently wrapping up work on Drag Me to Hell - did promise, though, that fans would get another sequel…some day. Unfortunately, it’s looking like followers of a certain web slinger will probably get their sequels first.



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