As you read this, Universal is hard at work creating their own, Marvel-style shared universe. It won’t be filled with superheroes, though—it’ll be filled with monsters. Three linked Universal Monsters movies are currently on the schedule and now, one of them may star Oscar-winner Russell Crowe.
Last month, Universal confirmed that it had cast Tom Cruise in 2017's The Mummy. And the studio’s monster madness continues with similarly massive star power, with the news that Johnny Depp has signed on to play the title role in The Invisible Man.
Looks like those recent rumors about Universal looking to gender-swap some of the stars of their Universal Monsters reboots might have been true! New reports suggest that rising Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on to terrorize the world as the iconic monster.
Tom Cruise is about to go full Brendan Fraser. According to Variety, the iconic actor is in talks to star in the brand new Universal reboot of The Mummy, which sets up a new connected Monsters universe.
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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We're living in the age of the Shared Universe - more and more studios want a snifter of Marvel's money, and we're due for even more Cinematic Universes in our moviegoing future. But over the weekend James Gunn raised an excellent point on Facebook that really highlights the potentially ruinous flaw in this new boom.
So Universal is going forward with their plans of making a Cinematic Universe for their once classic movie monsters. And, apparently, they aren't even going to try to make them into horror films, instead opting for "action-adventure," perhaps taking a cue from the recent Dracula Untold (which did make a total of over…
On Friday we mentioned how Universal was hiring a stable of writers to help build their Marvel-style cinematic universe based on their classic monsters. Apparently that was the good news. Now here's the bad news: Universal has abandoned any pretense that these will be horror movies.
Universal is hoping we can all just forget the lackluster Benicio Del Toro Wolf Man movie from four years ago, because they're making a NEW Wolf Man movie for their much talked about Universal Monster Universe, which is basically imitating the Marvel Cinematic Universe but with Dracula and Frankenstein and the like.
Universal has staked out April 21st, 2017, for its third installment in its new classic monster cinematic universe after 2016's The Mummy. Despite my use of the word "stake", it'll probably be feature Frankenstein's monster of the Wolf Man, since Dracula's origin has so recently been Untold.
We knew Universal had designs to beginning a Marvel-style cinematic universe based on its classic stable of monsters; supposedly the inaugural movie was going to be the aptly titled The Mummy: The First Monster in 2016. But apparently Dracula Untold has been retrofitted to be the birth of the monster-verse.
Universal has big plans for their stable of classic movie monsters, specifically beginning a "Universal Monsters cinematic universe" a la Marvel. And the studio has announced it will begin with Universal's Mummy: The First Monster, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, and due out in 2016.
Just over a year ago, Joe Johnston's remake of The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro came out, to pretty crummy reviews. But Universal refuses to give up on the classic monster movies, so they're giving Wolfman one more chance.
What's the rarest movie poster in the world? This 1935 poster for Bride of Frankenstein, which boasts a chained, philandering Boris Karloff. Only one copy is known to exist, and you can own it for a mere $700K.