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Universal Monsters will resemble a team of superheroes

November 15th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Ok, with Dracula: Untold kicking off the Universal Monsters Shared Universe, it looks like these aren’t the scary monsters you’re looking for…

With famous monsters like Dracula, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein still to appear, it looks like Universal are thinking more along the lines of The Avengers than scarefests. Wut?

The Hollywood Reporter are saying that Universal Chairman Donna Langley believe that they must be competitive with Marvel and DC (?): “We have to mine our resources. We don’t have any capes (Dracula wears a cape, no?) but what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We’ve tried over the years to make monster movies — unsuccessfully, actually. So, we took a good, hard look at it, and we settled upon an idea, which is to take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre…”

She also said that, despite Dracula: Untold telling the origins of the character, the rest of the movies will be set in the present day.

The next Universal Monster movie will be the Mummy which will arrive in 2016.

Source: Comicbook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….