Universal Slates Release of a Shared Monster Universe Movie for 2017

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Universal Slates Release of a Shared Monster Universe Movie for 2017

Marvel Studios and Disney have been doing very well in releasing movies that are taking the world by storm, but Universal is stepping up its game as it sets to release the kickstart movie for their Monster Cinematic Universe for the year 2017. Read on to know more about this scoop.

Marvel Studios and Disney jumpstarted the comic book movie franchises since they released “Iron Man” back in 2008. Warner Bros. and DC are also gearing up to show their own version of a superhero comic book movie franchise since Zack Snyder jumpstarted the universe with his “Man of Steel.” Now they are fully preparing to release  “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” for 2016. And just recently, Universal Pictures is also getting their game on in presenting their version of a shared cinematic universe that’s been the current trend in Hollywood these days. The twist — instead of bringing in superheroes, they are showcasing classical monsters.


According to Screen Rant, this year’s “Dracula: Untold” is supposed to be the initial starter for the Monster Movie Shared Universe, but it would appear that 2016’s “The Mummy” is the main contender to introduce the birth and connection to such universe. The Monster Franchise Film is yet to be given a title, but it is set to be released a year after “The Mummy” graced the silver screen, worldwide.

In the official blurb posted by the Collider, the unified monster project is being seen by the creative aficionados of the “Star Trek” and “Fast & Furious” series.

“A new epic action-adventure in a series produced and overseen by the creative team of Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek series) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series), the UNTITLED UNIVERSAL MONSTER FRANCHISE FILM will follow The Mummy in their new initiative to revive and re-imagine Universal’s classic monsters for a modern audience.” (via Collider)

It would appear that Hollywood is really pushing through the concept of a universal theme in upcoming movie franchises. They got the Phase Three for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Justice League formation for the DC Movie Universe, Disney/Lucasfilm’s multi-platform universe in “Star Wars” and now a monster-filled universe to be brought in by Universal Pictures.

That concludes our scoop on Universal’s upcoming Monster Film Franchise. Keep tabs on  Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on TV shows, celebrities and movies.

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