Universal’s plans for a shared universe of monster movies are all but dead after the creative team tapped to build out the franchise left the project. The news wasn’t exactly surprising when it first broke considering the reception to The Mummy, but it did beg the question: what might have happened if Guillermo del…
Universal Studios had high hopes for its 2017 reboot of the Mummy franchise, with planned to use the movie as a launchpad for a sprawling, shared universe of monster movies starring characters like the Bride of Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. According to a new report, though, those plans have been on hold.
On the heels of director Bill Condon’s remarks that his upcoming Bride of Frankenstein movie would have “nothing to do with” Universal’s Dark Universe comes word that the film will not begin shooting early next year as planned. Instead, the production is taking a time out to rework its script.
Universal Studios’ Dark Universe didn’t get off to such a great start with The Mummy, and the future of the shared universe is already getting murky in regards to the next film, Bride of Frankenstein.
It was a bold move, announcing a full, connected, star-studded franchise before releasing a single movie. But that’s what Universal did earlier this summer with the monster-centric Dark Universe. Then The Mummy came out. Now, it seems things may already be coming apart at the seams.
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Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense.
Universal has officially unveiled the “Dark Universe,” the name for its shared universe of monster movie reboots now kicking off with The Mummy next month. It’s also confirmed some major cast members and the next ghoulish entry in the franchise.
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“Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That’s the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first film in a new shared cinematic world filled with Universal…
Universal’s Monster Universe might sound like a pretty bizarre (and public domain) alternative to the Marvel and DC cinematic universes, but if it looks anything like these prints Alex Ross made for the series reboot, it could be fantastic.
Next year, Tom Cruise’s The Mummy will kick off Universal’s grand plan for a multiverse that connects its classic monsters. And besides the inevitable upgrade to modern, lavish special effects, Bride of Frankenstein will also be getting anther sort of update.
We’ve written about Universal’s hoped-for dream casting of Angelina Jolie Pitt in the Bride of Frankenstein remake. Now, Variety cites anonymous sources that the studio would love for Jolie to direct as well—and actually confirms one bit of news about the film, too: it’ll be written by blockbuster veteran David Koepp.
Coming off a monster year at the box office, Universal Studios is hard at work developing their own monsters. Specifically, a huge universe based on Universal Monsters, which will start with The Mummy and expand from there.
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the most recognizable, celebrated character of all time. Together, they’re known as the Universal Monsters.
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