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​The '''Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe''' is a shared universe based on the [[Universal Monsters]] film franchise, comprising films where a few characters cross paths one another.
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The '''Dark Universe''' is a series of monster films that are being developed and distributed by [[Universal Studios|Universal Studios.]] The Dark Universe serves as rebooted versions of past monster films that take place in a shared universe.
   
It is considered the first shared fictional universe in history.
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==Films==
== Films ==
 
=== 1931-1948 ===
 
{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:center; width:99%;"
 
! Film
 
! U.S. release date
 
! Director(s)
 
! Screenwriter(s)
 
! Producer(s)
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Dracula (1931 English-language film)|Dracula]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | February 12, 1931
 
| [[Wikipedia:Tod Browning|Tod Browning]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Garrett Fort|Garrett Fort]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Tod Browning|Tod Browning]]<br />[[Wikipedia:Carl Laemmle, Jr.|Carl Laemmle, Jr.]]
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Frankenstein (1931 film)|Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | November 21, 1931
 
| rowspan="2" | [[Wikipedia:James Whale|James Whale]]
 
| Garrett Fort<br />[[Wikipedia:Francis Edward Faragoh|Francis Edward Faragoh]]
 
| Carl Laemmle, Jr.
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Bride of Frankenstein|Bride of Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | April 22, 1935
 
| William J. Hurlbut
 
| Carl Laemmle, Jr.<br />James Whale
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Dracula's Daughter|Dracula's Daughter]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | May 11, 1936
 
| [[Wikipedia:Lambert Hillyer|Lambert Hillyer]]
 
| Garrett Fort
 
| E.M. Asher
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Son of Frankenstein|Son of Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | January 13, 1939
 
| [[Wikipedia:Rowland V. Lee|Rowland V. Lee]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Wyllis Cooper|Willis Cooper]]
 
| Rowland V. Lee
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:The Wolf Man (1941 film)|The Wolf Man]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | December 12, 1941
 
| [[Wikipedia:George Waggner|George Waggner]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Curt Siodmak|Curt Siodmak]]
 
| rowspan="3" | George Waggner
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:The Ghost of Frankenstein|The Ghost of Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | March 13, 1942
 
| [[Wikipedia:Erle C. Kenton|Erle C. Kenton]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:William Scott Darling|W. Scott Darling]]<br />[[Wikipedia:Eric Taylor (screenwriter)|Eric Taylor]]
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man|Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | March 5, 1943
 
| [[Wikipedia:Roy William Neill|Roy William Neill]]
 
| Curt Siodmak
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Son of Dracula (1943 film)|Son of Dracula]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | November 5, 1943
 
| [[Wikipedia:Robert Siodmak|Robert Siodmak]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Eric Taylor (screenwriter)|Eric Taylor]]<br />Curt Siodmak
 
| [[Wikipedia:Ford Beebe|Ford Beebe]]
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:House of Frankenstein (1944 film)|House of Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | December 1, 1944
 
| rowspan="2" | Erle C. Kenton
 
| rowspan="2" | [[Wikipedia:Edward T. Lowe Jr.|Edward T. Lowe Jr.]]
 
| rowspan="2" | Paul Malvern
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:House of Dracula|House of Dracula]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | December 7, 1945
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Wikipedia:Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein|Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | June 15, 1948
 
| [[Wikipedia:Charles Barton (director)|Charles T. Barton]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Robert Lees|Robert Lees]]<br />Frederic I. Rinaldo<br />[[Wikipedia:John Grant (screenwriter)|John Grant]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Robert Arthur|Robert Arthur]]
 
|}
 
 
=== 2014-present ===
 
 
{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:center; width:100%;"
 
{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:center; width:100%;"
 
! Film
 
! Film
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! Producer(s)
 
! Producer(s)
 
! Status
 
! Status
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Dracula Untold]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | October 10, 2014
 
| [[Gary Shore]]
 
| [[Matt Sazama]]<br />[[Burk Sharpless]]
 
| [[Michael De Luca]]
 
| Released
 
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Mummy]]''
 
! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Mummy]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | June 9, 2017
 
| style="text-align:left" | June 9, 2017
 
| [[Alex Kurtzman]]
 
| [[Alex Kurtzman]]
| [[Jon Spaihts]]
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| [[Jon Spaihts]]<br />Alex Kurtzman<br />Jenny Lumet<br />David Koepp<br />Christopher McQuarrie<br />Dylan Kussman
| [[Sean Daniel]]<br />Alex Kurtzman<br />[[Chris Morgan]]
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| [[Sean Daniel]]<br />Alex Kurtzman<br />[[Chris Morgan]]<br />Sarah Bradshaw
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| Released
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Invisible Man]]''
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| style="text-align:left" | February 28, 2020
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| Leigh Whannell
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| Ed Solomon
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Leigh Whannell
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| Jason Blum
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Leigh Whannell Kylie Du Fresne
 
| Post-Production
 
| Post-Production
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Wolf Man]]''
 
| style="text-align:left" | April 13, 2018
 
| TBA
 
| [[Aaron Guzikowski]]
 
| Alex Kurtzman<br />Chris Morgan
 
| rowspan="5" | In development
 
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Van Helsing]]''
 
! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Van Helsing]]''
| rowspan="4" colspan="2" | TBA
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| colspan="2" rowspan="4" | TBA
 
| Jon Spaihts<br />[[Eric Heisserer]]
 
| Jon Spaihts<br />[[Eric Heisserer]]
| Alex Kurtzman<br />Roberto Orci<br />Chris Morgan
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| Roberto Orci
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| rowspan="4" | In development
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Creature from the Black Lagoon]]''
 
! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Creature from the Black Lagoon]]''
| [[Jeff Pinkner]]
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| [[Jeff Pinkner]]<br />[[Will Beall]]
| rowspan="2" | TBA
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Wolf Man]]''
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|Aaron Guzikowski and David Callaham
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Bride of Frankenstein]]''
 
! style="text-align:left" | ''[[Bride of Frankenstein]]''
| [[David Koepp]]
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| TBA
 
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! style="text-align:left" | ''[[The Invisible Man]]''
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! style="text-align:left" |''[[Frankenstein]]''
| [[Ed Solomon]]
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| Alex Kurtzman<br />Chris Morgan
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! style="text-align:left" |''[[Phantom of the Opera]]''
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! style="text-align:left" |''[[The Hunchback of Notre-Dame]]''
 
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[[Category:Universal Monsters]]
 
[[Category:Universal Monsters]]

Latest revision as of 18:25, November 8, 2019

The Dark Universe is a series of monster films that are being developed and distributed by Universal Studios. The Dark Universe serves as rebooted versions of past monster films that take place in a shared universe.

FilmsEdit

Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Status
The Mummy June 9, 2017 Alex Kurtzman Jon Spaihts
Alex Kurtzman
Jenny Lumet
David Koepp
Christopher McQuarrie
Dylan Kussman
Sean Daniel
Alex Kurtzman
Chris Morgan
Sarah Bradshaw
Released
The Invisible Man February 28, 2020 Leigh Whannell Ed Solomon

Leigh Whannell

Jason Blum

Leigh Whannell Kylie Du Fresne

Post-Production
Van Helsing TBA Jon Spaihts
Eric Heisserer
Roberto Orci In development
Creature from the Black Lagoon Jeff Pinkner
Will Beall
The Wolf Man Aaron Guzikowski and David Callaham
Bride of Frankenstein TBA
Frankenstein
Phantom of the Opera
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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