Look, Universal is working on a “classic monsters” cinematic universe and that kick-starter is going to be The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise.
This new universe will also feature the likes of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Wolfman and other popular characters.
At one point, Dracula Untold was cannon, but now that’s off the table and Cruise is going to be getting this thing started on the right foot.
I question this decision, because The Mummy honestly looks like a tonal mess, trying to blend together the classic horror elements with a modern day franchise action film.
I’m all for more classic Universal monsters, but not for the sake of simply starting up another universe, but because I’m actually interested in these characters and want to see them brought back to the screen.
Dracula Untold kind of sucked, but The Wolfman was awesome, which means that maybe Universal can make something great happen from this recent reboot or maybe they’re just going to water down all of their horror properties into generic action flicks?
This latest trailer doesn’t really give us hope, but it does give us more of Tom Cruise running and maybe becoming an unstoppable force of action….sound familiar?