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So Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ Is Pretty Much Done

Universal has been desperately trying to create a shared monster movie universe for years, and after a couple of false starts (and contradictory stories), they finally got the thing moving this year with The Mummy. Unfortunately, The Mummy was also terrible.

Critically lambasted and with a disappointing domestic box office, the few people who might still have been excited about this franchise have been worried. Things didn’t look good for the Dark Universe, and now the final nails may be going into its coffin.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the main creative team behind the Dark Universe, Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, have now left the project. Additionally, preproduction stopped on Bride of Frankenstein in October, which would have been the next film made in the series. Needless to say, there’s no word on the Wolfman and Invisible Man films.

Universal isn’t giving up hope on making a shared monster movie universe, but it really looks like the Dark Universe plan is dead in the water.

Via THR

Universal’s Shared Monster Universe Now Called ‘Dark Universe,’ Bride of Frankenstein Film in the Works

Universal has officialy renamed their shared Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe the “Dark Universe.” It’s a much catchier title, though a bit annoying for those of us who were already using that tag on their blogs for Justice League: Dark related materials. Universal has released a short teaser to promote the change, which is mostly a bunch of classic monster movie clips set to dramatic music.

The studio has also announced that Bill Condon will direct their next film, which is a remake of Bride of Frankenstein. That movie has now been given a release date of February 15, 2019 as well. Condon is best known, of course, for directing the live action Beauty and the Beast which came out this year, but he also notably directed Gods & Monsters back in 1998 about the director of the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Via Universal, Screenrant