A few years before Universal took a swing and a miss with The Mummy, they took another swing and a miss with another one of their iconic monsters in Dracula Untold. The film starred Luke Evans, and it told the untold story behind Dracula.
Sadly, while the concept was admirable, the film ended up missing critics, and while it did okay at the box office (making $217 million off its $70 million budget), it apparently wasn’t enough to warrant a sequel or inclusion into the Dark Universe. But Evans himself would be up to return.
Speaking with Screen Rant, Evans aid:
“I think it was a really enjoyable process for me. I think it definitely had a few flaws in it but I’ve had a lot of good feedback from and I get people me asking me will there we sequel. We left it very wide open, you know, this is a character who could transcend many different times and different periods of history. Who knows. I’d love to bring him back in some concept or context, but honestly, you know as little as I do when it comes with what is going in on the dream rooms of Universal Studios. I really don’t know.”
While we can appreciate his desire to revisit the character, it’s highly unlikely. With The Mummy already underperforming, and the Dark Universe off to a shaky start, the last thing they’d want to include is the also critically-panned Dracula film from years before. It would only mean that the Dark Universe started off on even worse a foot than initially thought.
That being said, you never know what the future holds, and once Universal has the courage to revisit Dracula once again, bringing back Luke Evans just may be in the cards.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant