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Universal’s Dark Universe franchise adds a few new big hitter monsters to the line-up

June 7th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While early word on Universal’s first Dark Universe installment, The Mummy, has it sitting between poor to not bad, it look alike Universal is planning on bringing even more of their famous monsters into the shared universe.

While we already have confirmation (here) of The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein, it looks like there’s a lot more still to come.

The Mummy director, Alex Kurtzman, has said of the future of the studio’s shared universe: “We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” 

So far we know that Frankenstein and Invisible Man were announced as cornerstones of the franchise, with Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp in the roles. But Hunchback of Notre Dame, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera and Dracula are all new…

It’s curious that they are taking another stab at Dracula as, you may recall, the Monsters Universe was attempted a while bad with Dracula Untold as the planned starting point, however when that movie failed the clock was reset and restarted with The Mummy.

Perhaps second time is the charm? Well, it all depends on how well Tom Cruise’s The Mummy delivers when it opens this weekend.


The Mummy is set to unwrap in theaters on June 9th.

Source: Fandom

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….