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Movie News: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director in Talks for Sequel

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Jon Watts, who helmed Spider-Man: Homecoming (above with Tom Holland and Michael Keaton) to critical acclaim and popular success, is in talks to direct the sequel. The original has already earned more than $480 million worldwide. Holland will return as the webslinger, who will next appear in Avengers: Infinity War, due out on May 4, 2018. [Heat Vision]

Bird Box

Bird Box: Sandra Bullock (Our Brand Is Crisis, above) is heading to Netflix; the actress will star in Bird Box for the streaming service. Eric Heisserer (Arrival) wrote the screenplay for what’s described as a post-apocalyptic thriller, based on a novel by Josh Malerman. The story, set after an alien invasion, follows a mother (Bullock) who must make a perilous journey with her two children while they are all blindfolded. Susanne Bier (TV’s The Night Manager) will direct. [THR]

Nerve

Mega Man: The team of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish; Nerve, above with Emma Roberts) is in final negotiations to write and direct a big-screen version of Mega Man. First released in 1987, the popular video game series revolves around a robotic lab assistant who must save mankind from a scientist who has programmed robots to conquer the world. [Heat Vision]

Only the Brave

Only the BraveTrailer: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch and Jeff Bridges star in Only the Brave, directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion). As the first trailer illustrates, it’s based on the true story of elite firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who battled a raging wildfire in Arizona in 2013. The movie will open in theaters on October 20. [Movieclips]

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