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Universal announce a new ‘mystery’ monster movie PLUS Russell Crowe set for Dr Jekyll type role?

May 5th, 2016 by Christopher Williams Comments


The past few years have been glorious for superhero fans and Star Wars fans alike. However if you’re a monster movie fan, your time is about to come. Today Universal has announced that another monster movie will be added to their forthcoming Universal Monsterverse line up.

We already know that a reworking of The Mummy is set to hit theaters in June of next year, the new movie however remains a mystery. That being being said, the speculation according to Coming Soon is that the mystery film will be The Invisible man, with Johnny Depp playing the titular character. A third film, The Wolfman, is also said to be in the works.

Word is that Alex Kurtzman is helming The Mummy with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts of Prometheus fame with Sofia Boutella playing the mummy and Tom Cruise in a mystery role. While Fargo executive producer Noah Hawley will be writing the mystery film.

This seems to be a pretty good start to a cohesive monster universe. No word yet if new films will be set up in after credit scenes, or if they will eventually team up to fight an alien invasion in New York.

In related news, according to Variety, Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise.

Russell Crowe

Source: Coming Soon

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.