Universal Unveils New Logo And Details For Their Dark Universe

May 22, 2017

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You have heard us talk a lot about Universal’s upcoming reboots of their classic monsters films. Today, they announced that the revival of the films will be known as the “Dark Universe”. They also confirmed rumors of the huge stars that have already signed for the films. The video announcement (below) hints at other Dark Universe films to come, including Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, and Phantom of the Opera.
The new series of films begins with The Mummy, opening in theaters next month, whose cast includes Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella.
the mummy poster
Johnny Depp has signed on to play the lead in The Invisible Man. And only a few days ago we reported that Academy Award winner Javier Bardem will portray Frankenstein’s Monster in both Frankenstein and in Bride of Frankenstein, which will be directed by Bill Condon.
99460 Julien de Rosa / Starface 2010-05-23 Cannes France 63eme Festival international du film de Cannes. Cloture. Photocall des palmes. Le Prix d'interprétation masculin : Javier Bardem pour son rôle dans "Biutiful"
The films in Dark Universe are connected by a secret organization known as Prodigium, led by Dr. Jekyll (Russell Crowe). Prodigium’s mission is to track, study, or destroy evil in the form of monsters. They also protect the public from finding out that these creatures exist.
The Dark Universe began with and will be led by Alex Kurtzman (Transformers) and Chris Morgan. They will be joined by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible) and David Koepp (Jurassic Park).

Crowe, Bardem, Cruise, Depp, Boutella

The Mummy opens in theaters nationwide on June 9, 2017 and will be followed by Bride of Frankenstein in theaters on February 14, 2019.

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