As far as we know, the new Universal Monsters movies are in shambles. The Mummy crashed and burned, all others have been delayed, and the future of the franchise has never been more in doubt. Thankfully, we'll always have the originals, and those films have been captured like never before in this new art show.
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Tom Cruise's new film, The Mummy, is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it's first film in Universal's new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio's rich, historic past. Here's the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us about the Dark Universe to come.
Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic "monsters" that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It's calling this thing "Dark Universe", and it's all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. Now we have word about more monster movies being planned, and they make no sense.