Dark Universe Came Together Too Quickly, Producer Says

I’ll admit, I had very high hopes for the Dark Universe. I love Tom Cruise, I love shared universes, and I love the Universal monsters. If the studio could find a way to seamlessly integrate them into one cohesive world, I wasn’t going to try and stop them. However, The Mummy proved not only to be a box office failure, but a creative disappointment, and that has since left the Dark Universe abandoned and unfulfilled.

Speaking with io9, producer of the unfulfilled universe, Chris Morgan, discussed whether or not he had any regrets about the way things turned out.

“I don’t [have] regrets or anything like that,” Morgan told the outlet. “I think it’s just, you know, I think it probably was trying to come together too quickly, I would say. And I think everyone got to take a breath and take a step back and take a look at it, and now just focus on maybe doing it a little bit slower.”

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As of this writing, that is exactly what’s happening. Blumhouse is working on creating a standalone Invisible Man story, with no intention of joining it into a greater universe. If that eventually happens, great. But no one is planning on it. At the end of the day, these universes live and die by the strengths of their individual films, and I think studios are starting to realize it.

Either way, Chris Morgan isn’t exactly hard-up for work right now. He’s just released Hobbs & Shaw, and the future for him seems as bright as ever…unlike the Dark Universe.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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