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Dracula star talks up Universal Monster Cinematic Universe

By Alex Wiggan

Back in 2014, Dracula Untold hit movie screens, with the aim of kick-starting a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe; however, when the film failed to capture audiences’ imaginations all went quiet on the film’s place within the UMCU. In fact, with a new Mummy movie set to hit cinemas next year, it would appear that Dracula Untold is no longer part of this shared universe.

Early reports have suggested that The Mummy will now act as the first piece in the proposed Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, to be followed by reboots of The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man and Van Helsing. However, it’s still not a forgone conclusion that the UMCU will ever get off the ground.

One person who is confident that audiences will get to see all their favourite monsters on the big screen is Dracula Untold star, Luke Evans. In a recent interview with LRM, Evans said:

“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.”

So it would seem that Evans believes in the UMCU, although whether he’ll have a place in this universe remains to be seen, but what do you think? Are you itching to see all your favourite monsters in one place, or would you rather they remain as solo stars? Let us know your thoughts.




About the author: Alex Wiggan has written blog posts for Honcho-SFX blog since October 2014. He likes writing, eating pizza and watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sometimes in that order.


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