Universal Pictures is still moving ahead with its shared monsters cinematic universe which officially kicks off with the Tom Cruise-led “The Mummy” reboot early next year.
At one time though, the Luke Evans-led “Dracula Untold” was supposed to serve as that launchpad. That didn’t happen, though a present day-set coda was built into the film to leave the studio the option of exploiting it if they wanted to.
In a recent interview with Latino Review, Evans discussed Universal’s plans and confirmed there have been conversations between himself and the studio with his version of Dracula potentially being a part of the action after all:
“There have been talks and conversations. I think the bigger picture is exciting for all the monsters that they own. There is talk about it. I just don’t know how it will all manifest itself. I think it will happen and I think they’re just working out how these monsters interact and how they end up in the same realm with each other. If they can stick Captain America in a scene with Iron Man and Thor, I think you can definitely put Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, The Mummy and Dracula in the same film as well.”
The studio is still pursuing this initiative for now with Russell Crowe playing Dr. Jekyll in next year’s “The Mummy,” Johnny Depp up for “The Invisible Man” and Javier Bardem being sought for “Frankenstein”.