The popularity of a shared universe is undeniable. Disney has their Marvel Cinematic Universe, while Warner Bros. has the DC Extended Universe. Both studios use comic book source materials to expand and grow their superhero franchises. This doesn’t leave much for other studios. But in the case for Universal, they have their classic monster movies at their disposal. So, in order to keep up with the competition, they are launching a shared Monsters universe, and it will all kick off with Alex Kurtzman‘s The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond)
The film’s first trailer dropped during Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Check it out here below.
For those who are unaware, Universal Pictures is in the process of rebooting their Classic Monsters franchise with an Avengers-style shared universe.
The first movie in this reboot of the monsters is The Mummy. Directed byAlex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Fringe), the movie starsTom Cruise, Russell Croweas Dr. Jekyll, and Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutellaas the new mummy.
The first trailer for the movie is coming very soon, and Universal has released a brief first taste of what the movie will look like to build excitement for the trailer’s release. You can check it out in the video below. And yes, it does include some of Cruise’s legendary cinematic running. Enjoy!
When it was announced that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) would be acting as showrunner for Star Trek Discovery, fans were excited at what he would bring to their beloved franchise. Since they got their first look at the show at SDCC and learned how the show would “explore stories from a different point of view,” fans have been eagerly awaiting the pilot, which will air on CBS, with subsequent episodes airing on the CBS All Access streaming platform. However, significant delays have forced CBS to pull Fuller from his duties as showrunner. More on the story below.
A few weeks ago the first details on that new Star Trek series that will be shown on CBS’s new streaming service All Access were revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including the title, Star Trek: Discovery.
Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer Bryan Fuller discussed the show in further detail with reporters, revealing that Discovery will have a female lead character who will be a lieutenant commander instead of a captain. The reasoning behind this decision, in the words of The Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg, was to allow the series “to explore stories from a different point of view.”
CBS, Netflix, and Star Trek made more moves to take over the world today, as a gigantic (I-don’t-even-have-the-hyperbolic-skills-to-describe-how-big-this-deal-is) deal was announced giving Netflix the exclusive rights in 188 countries to air the new Star Trek series 24 hours after it premieres.