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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Video: Oprah Winfrey may be the one getting most of the Golden Globe Awards headlines, but the speech that immediately followed hers was one for the books too. Yesterday Guillermo del Toro was awarded Best Director for The Shape of Water and, fighting back tears, he talked about how monsters, especially his own creations, saved his life.
On the heels of director Bill Condon's remarks that his upcoming Bride of Frankenstein movie would have "nothing to do with" Universal's Dark Universe comes word that the film will not begin shooting early next year as planned. Instead, the production is taking a time out to rework its script.
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 was a bold move, announcing a full, connected, star-studded franchise before releasing a single movie. But that's what Universal did earlier this winter with the monster-centric Dark Universe. Then The Mummy came out. Now, it seems things may already be coming apart at the seams.
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.
There are intriguing new details about Laura Dern's Star Wars: The Last Jedi character. Yet another familiar face is confirmed for Game of Thrones' seventh season. Dwayne Johnson has an update on both the Shazam and Black Adam movies. Plus, new pictures from Agents of SHIELD, Riverdale and iZombie. It's the spoilers of tomorrow, today!
The dreaded day is here. There's momentum building on the long-rumoured Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, the one Universal Horror title we hoped against hope would slink unbothered along the muddy bottom of the studio's shiny new shared universe starring its classic monsters.
Universal is remaking many of its classic horror movies, and creating a shared universe in the process: A Dr Jekyll-meets-the-Mummy situation is already underway, with the Bride of Frankenstein and the Invisible Man rumoured to be up next. But there's one monster the remake machine should absolutely NOT touch.
Mark Millar adds another comic book movie adaptation to his collection. Legends of Tomorrow casts more heroes for season two. Les Moonves talks about the Star Trek TV show's release schedule. Kevin Smith will return to The Flash. Plus new images from X-Men Apocalypse and Melissa McCarthy on Ghostbusters. Spoilers now!