Universal Monsters – The Next “Avengers”?

“Star Trek” and “Transformers” scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have been linked to the reboots of both “The Mummy” and “Van Helsing” over at Universal Pictures.

Now, in a recent interview with IGN, Orci suggests that the two films are part of a potential larger plan which would see the various Universal monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, etc.) share the same on-screen universe (ala Marvel’s “The Avengers”):

“There’s an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. Van Helsing, and we’re also producing The Mummy for them.

we’re kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don’t want to just make remakes when you’re doing a thing, unless it’s worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was.

We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. it’s not going to be just a remake.”

It’s an interesting idea, one that immediately turns reboots that many didn’t see the point of into films that could be just the gateway movies to something much grander and more exciting.