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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…

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…

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…