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Dracula Untold kicks off Universal Monsters movies?

October 2nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Could this weekend’s Dracula Untold actually be the first step in the Universal Monsters movie shared universe?

Well, it seems that, even though Universal aren’t declaring it, it is indeed. We all thought that The Mummy was set to be the first movie in the new series (here), but it seems that the Prince of Darkness, Dracula, might be the man for that job.


According to Darkhorizons and Badass Digest, the ball will officially be rolling after this movie: “Dracula Untold includes a coda set in the modern day involving Luke Evans’ Dracula character and the vampire character (turned more human like) played by Charles Dance, both hanging around a market on the streets of a major city.”


Badass Digest are saying that reshoots took place a while back to include this scene. Why? Well, because the same scene will feature in The Mummy movie too.

Worryingly, the idea seems to be that, if Dracula Untold isn’t a success, the scene can be ignored and Dracula introduced again down the line. This is so cowardly… as Yoda said, do or do not. Thoughts?

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….