Bear in mind the “Darkish Universe“? It was solely a handful of years again that Common had determined to reboot their iconic monster properties with huge budgets and massive identify actors together with Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Javier Bardem, however these plans in fact got here crashing down with the field workplace underperformance of the brand new universe’s starter movie, The Mummy.
Whereas Common’s present plans for the Common Monsters are an entire lot stronger, it’s fascinating to surprise what might’ve been had the “Darkish Universe” continued on as deliberate…
For starters, Javier Bardem was hooked up to play Frankenstein’s Monster, seemingly set to seem in a deliberate Bride of Frankenstein film in addition to a brand new solo Frankenstein film.
For what it’s value, it’s a job Bardem remains to be hoping he’ll sometime get to play. Talking with Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Present, Bardem simply commented on these aborted plans.
“I haven’t heard something about it, so I don’t know what’s the state of that,” Bardem explains. “Me personally, I’d like to play Frankenstein. Truly, I wish to play each — Dr. Frankenstein and Frankenstein the monster. As a result of it’s the dichotomy and the contradiction of 1, the identical being. However I don’t know if that’s going to be the case or not.”
“So far as I do know, it’s not taking place,” Bardem provides, reiterating what we already know in regards to the deliberate “Darkish Universe” and the entire films that may have been a part of it.
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