It will tie into the upcoming rebooted monster universe because, you know, just in case.
With Dracula Untold about to hit theaters next week, we’re just now catching wind of a very interesting slice of news about the origin tale as it will apparently tie into the newly rebooted monster universe from Universal. The studio recently announced that they were going to revamp their iconic monster catalogue by bringing some of their most famous of creations back to life so that they could coexist within the same universe. Cool, right?
Okay, so the interesting thing about that announcement was that it came well after Dracula Untold was on its way to theaters, leaving one big question left to be answered. Will it be part of this newly announced monster universe? Funny enough, at the time it wasn’t. Like at all. Nothing some reshoots couldn’t fix, though. So that’s what Universal did; they went back and reshot some scenes in order to tie the film into the monster movies to come. And although Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy reboot is going to be the first film that gets this entire universe rolling, Dracula Untold will now act as a sort of prologue to it all.
While I’m pretty worried about where Universal’s heart is at with these new monster movies, it’ll be interesting to see how it all comes together. My only hope is that Universal doesn’t consider Dracula’s story finished now. I don’t know about you guys, but I was looking forward to a classic take on the character that would portray him as the monster that he really is. Not an action flick abound with CGI bats.