Alex Kurtzman says that the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ are joining the party.
The Mummy, the first movie in Universal’s new Dark Universe, has yet to hit theaters, but the studio is already expanding its original slate of monster movies with two suitably retro additions.
Talking to Fandom, Mummy director/producer Alex Kurtzman listed the upcoming Dark Universe movies, and there are a couple of surprise additions from the slate as originally announced.
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” explained Kurtzman, naming Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as future projects in the line for the first time. But that’s not all he gave away; he also teased additional spinoffs featuring unnamed supporting characters from those stories.
“There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off,” said Kurtzman, adding, “I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, as well and connecting the monsters that we know to some surprising monsters could also be really interesting.”
Characters within those stories? If this means we’re one step closer to everybody’s dream Igor v. Renfield: Dawn of Sidekicks movie, what could go wrong?
The Mummy opens June 9.