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Johnny Depp & Javier Bardem Join 'Dark Universe' Monster Franchise!

Johnny Depp & Javier Bardem Join 'Dark Universe' Monster Franchise!

Universal Pictures is building a new franchise of classic monster characters and the movies have been given the label of the Dark Universe!

It was just announced that Johnny Depp will play The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein’s Monster in upcoming films.

The Mummy, in theaters June 9, is the first film in the Dark Universe and it features Tom Cruise as solider of fortune Nick Morton, Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, and Sofia Boutella as the title character.

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium. Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and‚Ä”when necessary‚Ä”destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world. Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it.

Oscar winner Bill Condon will direct the next Dark Universe film, Bride of Frankenstein, which will hit theaters in February 2019.

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Posted to: Bill Condon, Dark Universe, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Movies, Tom Cruise

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