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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.

As 2017 comes to an end, we start to look back at the year that was. In film, at least, the year was excellent. So excellent, in fact, that figuring out the top 10 scifi, superhero, and fantasy films was incredibly difficult. However, while there are at least 25-30 movies from 2017 deserve at least some recognition, ultimately, the cream rises to the top.

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?

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.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is looking for some younger versions of its cast of characters. Legends of Tomorrow recruits a mystical new heroine. The brains behind Stranger Things discuss the role of the monsters in season two. Plus extensive new looks at The Mummy and Transformers: The Last Knight. Behold, spoilers!

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!

Karen Gillan suddenly has no idea which Avengers movie she's in. Director Doug Liman teases the Edge of Tomorrow sequel. Arrow will have at least one more flashback next season. Plus, a Wonder Woman icon may appear in the sequel, there's a ton of new behind-the-scenes footage from The Mummy, and a new clip from next week's Doctor Who. Time for spoilers!

Actor Michael Beach manages to give no answer to a question about Aquaman. A cornucopia of villains are rumoured to be showing up in The Batman. Supernatural loses a regular. And Sigourney Weaver loves her Defenders character. Spoilers ahead!

John Boyega discusses Finn's new place in the Resistance in The Last Jedi. The stars of Game of Thrones say there'll be a quicker pace to the next season. Plus, early rumours for the next Justice League Dark director, and new Wonder Woman posters. To me, my spoilers!