A laundry list of stars has been formed by Universal Pictures for their Monster Universe. A list that includes Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man, Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll and now Javier Bardem as one of the most iconic monsters in cinema history, Frankenstein’s Monster.
Over the years, Frankenstein’s Monster has been depicted in so many different ways. From Aaron Eckhart‘s modern flop to 2004’s Van Helsing that had him shown as a cog in Dracula‘s diabolical plan. However this time, Universal Pictures hopes to reinvigorate the monster by putting a massive talent, like Bardem, in his shoes.
While we don’t know when Frankenstein’s Monster will appear in the universe, we can assume that it won’t be in The Mummy, which is shooting now. As of now, Universal Pictures plans to reboot three Monster movies The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, and even Van Helsing. Smart money would probably be on Bride of Frankenstein. However, according to Variety’s report, it looks like Universal plans to introduce the character in an earlier film.
There are also rumors flying around that Universal Pictures is also eyeing Dwayne Johnson as The Wolfman. We’ll be keeping an eye on that.
For now, you can keep an eye on these set photos of Sofia Boutella as The Mummy!
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy kicks the “Monster Mash” off on June 9, 2017!
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