Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby ToxicLove » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:07 am

The only upside of this embarrassing failure of a cynical cash grab is the reissues of the classic Universal monster fare on bluray.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:14 pm

THE MUMMY is getting a 16-bit video game tie-in where you get to play a member of Prodigium, the organization we were introduced to in the flick. Where you take the fight to the dreaded Princess Ahmanet.
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/253546/mummy-receiving-official-video-game-tie/
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby SteveIrwinFan96 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:13 pm

"Bride of Frankenstein" has been postponed, but Jolie and Bardem will stay on for the time being: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/horror/b ... erm=162974
Bill Condon suggests Gal Gadot as a possible replacement for Jolie as the Bride if she exits: https://www.thewrap.com/bride-frankenst ... jolie/amp/.

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:42 pm

That's no surprise considering how The Mummy turned out being mediocre at best. The Dark Universe is suffering the same problems as the DCEU is. The Dark Universe is trying to copy the MCU and the DCEU (Which has finally been using levity since Wonder Woman) is rushing things to catch up with the MCU.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby TheSecondComing » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:27 am

Writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have left the Dark Universe, seeming to leave the franchise (temporarily?) dead.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v ... se-1055854
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:38 am

I'm not surprised. The biggest issue was trying to be like the MCU when it should've just been its own thing like the MonsterVerse is doing hence why its been successful. Focus on the horror, not the action. This was lot of missed potential if you ask me since this cinematic universe should've been like its original predecessor, take Frankenstein meets The Wolf Man and House of Frankenstein/House of Dracula/Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein for example.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby Godzillian » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:03 pm

Maybe Universal should have tried to make quality movies instead of rushing out whatever product they got to meet a deadline so they can try to replicate Marvels success

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby eabaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:17 am

These characters never should be part of a pre-conceived cinematic universe. To whatever degree the classic Universal crossover flicks worked (and, let's be honest, House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula may be entertaining for fans, but they're not especially good movies), it was because they weren't beholden to any strong continuity, so for each movie the writers could move the pieces around however they saw fit.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby Godzillian » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:34 am

eabaker wrote:These characters never should be part of a pre-conceived cinematic universe. To whatever degree the classic Universal crossover flicks worked (and, let's be honest, House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula may be entertaining for fans, but they're not especially good movies), it was because they weren't beholden to any strong continuity, so for each movie the writers could move the pieces around however they saw fit.

Def agree man. It would have been better to reboot each monster individual and then do retconns as needed for a crossover film
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