The Mummy opens up some intriguing possibilities - embedding Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll into the world and his mysterious organization Prodigium as well as leaving us questioning where Tom Cruise's character Nick Morton may be heading. While horror purists and fans of the classics may not appreciate the more action-orientated and horror-lite take on the original movies, I think it's an important change that'll expand the audience and hopefully lead to the shared universe being successful overall. Also joining the enterprise to inspire and entertain a new generation are such visionary talents as Oscar victor Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible series, The Usual Suspects) and David Koepp (War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park). Oscar victor Bill Condon will direct the Bride of Frankenstein, which will hit cinemas in February, 2019. They will join the previous mention films in this expanded lineup all under the Dark Universe umbrella.
"We know we're going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man", Kurtzman revealed.
Although these two titles are now commonly known as a stage musical and an animated Disney movie, respectively, these were originally "monster" movies that Universal Studios produced back in the early 1920s, both starring Lon Chaney, according to Slash Film. It will be really interesting to see where we go because I actually think that Bride is maybe a lot more accessible as a character than you may think. Kurtzman does nothing to dismiss this when asked who he'd like to bring into the Dark Universe.
According to Comic Book Resources, rumors are saying that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star in "Wolf Man" and that Angelina Jolie will be in "Bride of Frankenstein", which is scheduled to be released next, in 2019.
He said: "I'd love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I'd love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I'd love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie".
The movie, starring Tom Cruise as Nick Morton and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, will hit US theaters on June 9.