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Universal Studio's Dark Universe has suffered another major setback. Men in Black writer Ed Solomon has revealed he's no longer writing Invisible Man, the monster flick set to star Johnny Depp. It's unclear whether he was fired or quit, but what is clear is that Universal has a long way to go to fix the mess it's gotten itself into.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Universal's plans for a shared universe of monster movies are all but dead after the creative team tapped to build out the franchise left the project. The news wasn't exactly surprising when it first broke considering the reception to The Mummy, but it did beg the question: What might have happened if Guillermo del Toro, Universal's first pick to craft the Dark Universe, had said yes?

Thirty years ago today, the Universal Monster Avengers hit the big screen. Of course, they weren't called that, but still, it was a massive team-up that the movie world had never seen before. In the world of cinematic universes we now live in, it's impossible to ignore the forward thinking of director Fred Dekker's cult favourite film, The Monster Squad.

It may sound a bit funny, but Universal making a shared continuity out of its classic monsters isn't a bad or even a new idea. Unfortunately, in its inaugural film The Mummy, the studio managed to completely miss what made these characters work in the first place.

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.

The Mummy is the first movie in the "Dark Universe," a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very problematic.

Patty Jenkins teases some details about Wonder Woman 2. Dan Harmon discusses Rick and Morty's return. The Rock has a few more peeks at the Rampage movie. Plus, new footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes, and the Ice Warriors return in new Doctor Who pictures. Spoilers now!