Universal may try to bring its Bride Of Frankenstein reboot back to life 

If movies have taught us one thing about monsters, it’s that they can never truly be defeated—even by a disinterested audience. That same rule apparently even applies to Universal’s Dark Universe, which was supposedly killed off back in November when the disappointing returns of The Mummy drove architects Alex…

Universal’s cinematic universe of classic movie monsters might be in grave danger

The sun might already be setting on the Dark Universe. The creation of studio executives gone mad with franchise envy, the concept would’ve united Universal’s most fearsome intellectual properties—Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, et al.—in a series of films that technically began with 2014’s Dracula Untold, an origin story…

Universal pulls its Bride Of Frankenstein reboot from the schedule

In some bad news for the future of Universal’s Dark Universe, Deadline is reporting that the studio has pulled one of the series’ upcoming films—Bride Of Frankenstein—from its release schedule. Bill Condon is directing the movie, and it was supposed to start production in London in February, but Condon and Universal…

Weekend Box Office: Did The Mummy just put a nail in the Dark Universe coffin?

“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters,” says Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll as Nick Fury around the midway mark of last week’s The Mummy. In case the prominent “Dark Universe” logo at the onset of the opening credits didn’t make it clear enough, Crowe was there to remind audiences that the dopey Tom Cruise vehicle…

Seeing Tom Cruise get his ass kicked again is one of The Mummy’s few pleasures

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Tom Cruise tumbles around a nose-diving airplane, grunting impotently at gravity. His character, a rakish treasure-hunting soldier named Nick Morton, has accidentally unleashed a mummified Egyptian princess from her tomb, and the only reason he survives the crash—awakening in a translucent plastic body bag without a…

Universal wants Hunchback and Phantom for its Dark Universe

Universal’s newly named Dark Universe hasn’t officially kicked off yet—the opening of The Mummy this weekend will signal that—but it keeps expanding nonetheless. In an interview with Fandom (via /Film) Alex Kurtzman, the man who is leading this effort to get people invested in the world of spooky characters, noted…

Universal has titled its new monster movie franchise the Dark Universe

We’ve known for a while now that Universal has been angling to launch its very own universe based off its stable of monster properties, but today the studio named its budding franchise that will kick off with this summer’s The Mummy. It will be known as the Dark Universe—not to be confused with DC’s Dark Universe—and…