Not too long ago, Universal Pictures announced their plans for an upcoming supernatural cinematic universe that will be known as the Dark Universe. The cinematic universe will kick off with the upcoming Mummy reboot that is set to come out in theaters this week.
In a recent interview with Fandom, Alex Kurtzman, director of The Mummy, spoke a little bit about the plans for the Dark Universe. While we already knew that Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula would be part of the new supernatural universe, Kurtzman revealed that Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be part of the Dark Universe.
“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. There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off. I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, as well and connecting the monsters that we know to some surprising monsters could also be really interesting.”
Kurtzman also spoke with Fandom about what actors he would love to see join the franchises. In the interview, he brought up actors like X-Men stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and more.
“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 Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe, opens in theaters on June 9.
7 Greatest Legacy Superheroes In Comics
Comic books are an old medium so quite a few characters have a strong legacy. Some heroes have such a strong legacy that other individuals have taken up their mantle and continued the fight in their honor.
Superheroes are much more than people just running around beating up the bad guys. Each hero embodies different values that represent some of the best facets of humanity. Kids look up to superheroes for their values, not their muscles. When a hero stands for something, certain people will adopt that value as their own and continue their fight. Most superheroes are mortal and as a result of that will have to end their heroic careers at some point in the future. But if they are able to develop a legacy someone else wants to preserve then they can rest easy knowing the good fight will continue.
Hit Next to find out more about the seven best legacy superheroes and make sure you come back on Tuesday to read about legacy villains!