Last week, Universal Pictures officially named their shared universe of classic movie monsters the Dark Universe. Laying the ground work for the new cinematic universe will be The Mummy, a reboot of the 1932 horror classic that will kick off the new series of films based on the studios classic monster flicks. Now, The Hollywood Reporter writes that there are rumors that Dwayne Johnson is being eyed to star in a remake of The Wolfman.
To date, the rumors remain unconfirmed as THR is not reporting that Dwayne Johnson has engaged in any negotiations the studios.
Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to films based on Universal’s classic monsters, having starred in The Mummy Returns as the Scorpion King.
Considering Johnson’s work on Universal Pictures’ financially successful Fast and the Furious franchise, it is not difficult to imagine that they would consider the actor for one of their Dark Universe films. He certainly has the right physique to play an intimidating movie monster. Would you like to see Dwayne Johnson as the Wolfman? Share your thoughts below!
The Mummy will kick off the Dark Universe when it hits theaters this month.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess 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.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!