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Universal Monsters Shared Universe Won’t Be Anything Like Superhero Universes
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Universal Monsters

Given the popularity of superhero shared universes, studios are trying to snatch up properties in hopes of mimicking their box office success. So it is easy to see why some would dismiss one of the newest shared universes, Universal’s Classic Monsters universe.

Sure, Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy may be the beginning of a Universal Monsters shared universe with Dr. Jekyll (Russell Crowe) being the rumored thread that ties it all together, but producer Chris Morgan says upcoming remakes of The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc, won’t be anything like what’s being done over at Marvel Studios or WB’s DC Films. Check out what he had to say below.

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Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman To Produce ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Van Helsing’ Reboots
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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

You never know what you are going to get with something from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. On one hand they penned amazing scripts for Star Trek and Mission: Impossible III. On the other hand they penned some pretty terrible scripts for Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Cowboys & Aliens. The two also have a couple of producing credits under their belts.

So in addition to producing the Ender’s Game adaptation, polishing the script for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, and producing the illusionary caper flick Now You See Me, they will be providing some influential insight for the reboot of The Mummy that Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is putting together with producer Sean Daniel and also the reimagining of Van Helsing with Tom Cruise attached to star as the lead.

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