Hunchback, Phantom Join Universals Dark Universe; Eyeing Fassbender

Hunchback, Phantom Join Universals Dark Universe; Eyeing Fassbender


Back in the golden era of Hollywood, classic horror movies were all the rage, and Universal was the studio who brought them to life. Now, Universal is bringing back the movies that made the studio what it is today. This time, they already have some big names in mind like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron.

The two newest additions to Universals Dark Universe are Hunchback and Phantom. Read on… has learned that Universal is beefing up their Dark Universe, and Universal has some awful lofty plans for this interconnected monster universe.

Mummy director Alex Kurtzman has given us a window into those larger plans, which apparently includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.

Universals Dark Universe Details:

Thus far, Universals classic movie monsters that were popularized in black and white include Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The next release will be Bride of Frankenstein, starring Javier Bardem, then, Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man.

Alex Kurtzman had this to say about producing the larger Dark Universe movies, which now includes the Hunchback and the Phantom. They were previously not mentioned in the initial Dark Universe.

Kurtzman told Fandom:

“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.”

All of the movies are getting a face-lift and revamp for a new generation of horror monster movie lovers.

Of course, Alex Kurtzman has some big names on his wishlist.

“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…”

Angelina Jolie has been rumored to be in The Bride of Frankenstein for a very long time, which is set to be directed by Bill Condon and will arrive in 2019.

But Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence are several more huge names. If Dark Universe can nab even one of them it will be a huge deal, especially since some many big names are already going to be in these movies.

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