Universal's Dark Universe Attempts to Expand

So Universal's Monsterverse, sorry, Dark Universe, has not been doing so good. They figured they would mirror Marvel's attempt at making a film universe, but so far, they seem to be floundering.

AT first, we had heard how various different films were going to be a part of the Dark Universe, and maybe I misunderstood, but I though 2010's The Wolfman, then 2014's Dracula Untold were starting this shared universe, but each film got trashed by Rotten Tomatoes. The Wolfman got 34% and Dracula Untold got 22%. But my take on both those films were different. I thought they weren't bad, though my experience was lounging on the couch watching them. The Wolfman was fun and Dracula Untold was a wonderful new take on the origin of Dracula and got a 6.3/10 on IMDb, while The Wolfman got a 5.8... not fantastic, but not a 34%.

But alas, Universal is knee-jerk reacting to things and not putting forth their best foot. It seems.

Then we got The Mummy, with Tom Cruise, and it crashed hard at the theater and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a whoppong 16%. And now... they have plans for the following films:

Bride of Frankenstein,
Dracula (AGAIN),
Creature from the Black Lagoon,
Phantom of the Opera,
Hunchback of Notre Dame, &
The Invisible Man.

But I'm not sure how they'll be tying them all in together. Especially with the Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame.

For now, we have Dr. Jekyll being a monster hunter, and the Bride of Frankenstein seems to be coming out before Frankenstein. How are they gonna work that?

Of course, let's see what happens if DC/WB wakes up and decides to attack Universal for using the 'Dark Universe' moniker, considering there's a Justice League Dark movie that was going to exist under the same reference of a Dark Universe.

All these monster movies will be heralded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. But they failed so hard with The Mummy, I'm not sure how they will recover and keep these films cranking out. And will they all tie into one

For now, I'll leave you with what Honest Trailers has to say about The Mummy... pretty much says it all, right?

{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLtEob6X-Q }

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