Ahead of Universal’s June 9 release of “The Mummy,” today the studio unveiled a new logo for its Dark Universe.
The Dark Universe comprises reboots of Universal’s classic monster movies. This begins with Tom Cruise fighting Sofia Boutella in a modern-day version of “The Mummy.” They are joined by Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. It is unclear yet whether Jekyll will have his own film in the universe.
Next, the monster movies continue with “The Bride of Frankenstein.” For several weeks rumors have swirled that Bill Condon would be directing the film. That news was confirmed today. “Bride of Frankenstein” is slated for February 14, 2019. Condon comes straight from directing the billion-dollar “Beauty and the Beast” live action for Disney.
Additionally, Universal posted a short video on their YouTube channel teasing more upcoming projects including “Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Wolf Man,” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.”
While it is still early for full cast lists, they have confirmed two. Johnny Depp will play the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem is on board as the new Frankenstein.
Danny Elfman wrote a a new musical theme for the franchise, which will debut in theaters ahead of “The Mummy.” Elfman is a four-time Oscar nominee who is known for his often darkly playful themes.