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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—when necessary—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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  • Succubus

    Javier looks good as usual.

  • Casey C

    heres hoping Depp doesn’t just do the same old tired Jack Sparrow in a different costume act that he’s been doing for too long now

  • mrscharliehunnam

    *rolls eyes

  • mrscharliehunnam

    he doesn’t know how to do anything else.

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  • bennfbeckmaN

    That’s just plain bullshit. He is a good actor. Just watch some movies of the 90s and early 2000s. He can act, he just needs to focus.

  • mrscharliehunnam

    At this point, Depp does NOT know how to do anything else and he’ll do anything for a buck. Yes, he was good 15 years ago but that’s a long time ago.

  • Celebrity FRC

    Old school….. there isnt good new actors

  • shoes4life

    If only Johnny would clean up and look this good more often. He is a handsome man, just need to put in more effort to look normal and not like a character.

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  • Willy Billy

    Clearly you haven’t seen his outstanding performance in 2015′s Black Mass, which earned him a SAG nod.

  • TaraTeller

    Yes, I did and wasn’t impressed.

  • MyName

    Those hiring him know he can.