Last week, Universal Pictures officially announced their plans for a new cinematic universe of gods and monsters that will be known as Dark Universe. This upcoming film universe will consist of connected-franchises like The Mummy reboot from Alex Kurtzman as that film will be start of the Dark Universe.
The next supernatural film will be Bride of Frankenstein, from Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon that is set to come out on February 14, 2019, starring Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster. The studio is also developing films for characters such as Van Helsing, Wolf Man, Invisible Man (starring Johnny Depp).
But there is one studio that isn’t too thrilled about Universal’s naming of their upcoming supernatural cinematic universe: Warner Bros. Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that the studio is supposedly planning on suing Universal, due to the fact that Warner Bros. have their own Dark Universe plans with the upcoming DC property Justice League Dark.
Since the announcement of the project, Dark Universe has served as a working title for the Justice League Dark adaptation, when Guillermo del Toro was first developing it. Doug Liman, who recently stepped down from directing the film, was referring to the film as Justice League Dark in interviews, hinting that maybe the Dark Universe title for Warner Bros. was truly just a working title.
While Justice League Dark currently doesn’t have a release date or a new director set, Damián Szifron (Wild Tales) and Andy Muschietti (the upcoming IT film) are reportedly being eyed to take over for Liman.
The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe, opens in theaters on June 9.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
6 Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Could Be Better Than ‘Avengers’
The DC Cinematic Universe needs a win and Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder have their fingers crossed Wonder Woman and Justice League will give things a boost. Aquaman keeps adding members to the cast and is set to start shooting soon while Flash has already lost two directors, meaning there’s a lot riding on WB’s next two big DC movies to secure a future for their cinematic plans.
There’s a lot to look forward to in Justice League and quite a few reasons to believe it could match or surpass The Avengers. WB is introducing most of their supporting characters for the first time in Justice League opposed to how Marvel had already introduced every member of the team by the time they came together for The Avengers. That means we have a lot to watch for as we meet a lot of characters on the big-screen for the first time.
Hit Next to find out why Justice League might be better than The Avengers.