Johnny Depp Joins Cast Of Universal Pictures’ Newly-Named Dark Universe
People who follow film regularly will probably recognize the proposed franchise as the Monsterverse, which was the unofficial title given to the property before Universal revealed its official name. Deliberately drawing inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series will offer a modern take on the studios’ beloved horror films and introduce their characters to a new generation of viewers.
In addition to Depp, Universal has also added fellow Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster. They join a cinematic universe that already features Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Sofia Boutella, who plays the Mummy in the upcoming film of the same name.
CBR.com, the source of this story, quotes producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan as saying the following about the growing property:
“When Universal approached us with the idea of reimagining these classic characters, we recognized the responsibility of respecting their legacy while bringing them into new and modern adventures,” The Mummy producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan said in a press release. “The studio and our fellow creative collaborators have championed and challenged us as we’ve begun to spin the web of Dark Universe. It’s our hope these movies will engross longtime fans and spark the imaginations of brand-new ones.”
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