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James Wan Produced Monster Film a go at Universal

After the disaster that was the launch of the Dark Universe, Universal rightly took a step back and is now focusing on individual stories for the classic monsters instead of a connected universe Bringing in James Wan, responsible for The Conjuring Universe, is a no-brainer Say what you will about The Invisible Man, but Blumhouse[...]

Elizabeth Banks to Direct, Star in 'Invisible Woman' at Universal

They of course made a big splash with the announcement of the Dark Universe a few years back, only to watch multiple projects fail to get off the ground when The Mummy bombed at the box office with Tom Cruise starring Elizabeth Banks is an inspired choice to star in this It is outside her[...]

Robert Kirkman, Skybound Bring Dracula's Henchman 'Renfield' to the Big Screen

Robert Kirkman, Skybound Bring Dracula's Henchman 'Renfield' to the Big Screen

Joke is on them though, as he works with Dracula as his assistant.While nobody knows much about the script, it should be set modern day, as Universal is still trying to pick up the pieces after the disastrous Dark Universe attempt to create a shared monster universe a couple years ago Robert Kirkman joins Universal[...]

There Could Be Some Life Left in the Dark Universe

The last we heard about the Dark Universe, the Bride of Frankenstein was put on hold and Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were exiting the franchise That was at the end of last year, and everyone has been assuming that the Dark Universe is done After The Mummy critically bombed and only did okay at[...]


In Defense Of The Mummy – An Origin Story Of An Anti-Hero

Nick is an anti-hero as most of this Dark Universe will be filled with.Where did the film go wrong? I think John Spaihts script is fine This is the same guy who wrote Doctor Strange, Passengers and Prometheus Alex Kurtzman's directed is okay He made some choices that could've been better, but it was only[...]

Dark Nights: Metal #3 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

'Dark Nights: Metal' #3 Review: Detective Chimp Shows Up And I'm Happy

Wonder Woman, Doctor Fate, and Kendra go to the Rock of Eternity.However, Superman, with the aid of Steel and the Flash, uses the Anti-Monitor’s Tower to go into the Dark Universe to search for our universe’s Batman Is this the hope the heroes have been waiting for, or is it a trap for the Man[...]

The Bride Of Frankenstein Starts Production Early Next Year

The Mummy did not exactly do well at the domestic box office but internationally it did well enough. Universal has made enough money to justify going ahead with the sequels. One of those is going to be Bride of Frankenstein, due out in 2019, with Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon behind the wheel. […]

Dark Nights: Metal #2

The Batman Hater Loves Dark Nights: Metal #2

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] OK, I'm officially on board with this story now. While the first issue of Dark Nights: Metal was pretty good, I wasn't ready to proclaim its quality from the rooftops or anything. I wasn't completely enthralled, but it had merit and deserved some praise for that. That has changed with Metal #2. With […]

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The Mummy Gets An Honest Trailer – Run, Tom Cruise, Run!

This film was supposed to be the launch of Universal's new Dark Universe that stars, as they say in the trailer, "guys in their '50s fighting monsters from the '30s." Though, had Dracula Untold done well, then that would've been the start of the Dark Universe.We haven't heard anything about them scrapping the idea of[...]


'The Mummy' Is Now A Hit, Thanks To The Chinese Box Office

Universal has breathed their sigh of relief, and now they can justify going forward with the Dark Universe without raising too many eyebrows It's just a shame that they are going to have a foundation so flimsy it might as well be made of mummy bones.Hopefully the next entry, The Bride of Frankenstein — due out[...]

Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman Not Sure About Future With Dark Universe

In a recent interview with IGN, Mummy (2017) director Alex Kurtzman was asked about his status on the Dark Universe franchise The Dark Universe, for those who don't know, is the Marvel Studios-esque "shared universe" idea that Universal Pictures is trying with the classic "Universal Monsters" like Dracula, the Wolfman, the Invisible Man, and the aforementioned Mummy[...]

Dark Nights: Metal and Dark Matter Panel Talks Dark Multiverse Dangers

Bleeding Cool reporter Joe Glass writes: The panel to look at DC's impending mega event, Dark Nights: Metal, and beyond at the Dark Matter line of titles, shapes up at SDCC 2017. With Metal's creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, alongside Dark Matter contributors Steve Orlando, Philip Tan, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti and more […]

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[RUMOR] Channing Tatum Sought After For Dark Universe Van Helsing

Floating around the Hollywood Reporter and JoBlo is a rumor that Magic Mike, 21/22 Jump Street, and Hateful Eight actor Channing Tatum is being eyed for the role of Van Helsing in the upcoming Dark Universe shared continuity of movies by Universal Studios.This is almost a bit of a surprise, given the absolute flop that the recent Mummy film turned out to be[...]

The Mummy Review: A Desiccated Corpse Held Together By Flimsy Bandages

The Mummy is Universal's go at kicking off their Dark Universe series of films, meant to usher back in a cross-pollinated world of Phantom of the Opera, Wolfman, Dracula, the various Frankensteins, and of course The Mummy.The Mummy works out about as well as The Incredible Hulk movie Remember the one that came just before[...]

'Bride Of Frankenstein' Will Have A "Relatable Relationship"

The Dark Universe is a thing that's going to happen regardless of what kind of movie The Mummy actually was At this point there are too many plates up in the air, contacts signed, that it doesn't really matter if no one likes this first one The next movie we're getting is Bride of Frankenstein[...]

'The Mummy' Review: Bogged Down By Exposition And Generic Action

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Mummy wants to be a horror movie, an action movie, and kick off an entire universe at the time same — and accomplishes none of those things. Director: Alex Kurtzman Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that […]

Tom Cruise Introduces Final Sneak Peek At The Mummy

And while I'm not a Tom Cruise hater, I did laugh when one guy said: "You will greatly enjoy seeing Cruise violently thrown off every edge of the screen." This feels like a very different role for Cruise than his usually unstoppable hero (Mission Impossible, Jack Reacher, Knight & Day) and I'm looking forward to[...]