– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

Would you like to see him return? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

  • amesResident

    I thought it was pretty solid and would pay to see a sequel.

    • Sabrina Monk Baughman

      I loved Dracula untold. I would really like to see a sequel to it!

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Universal should have made their “Dark Universe” center around Van Helsing. Each movie would start with the monster (werewolf, mummy, ect.) causing havoc and killing people, only to have Helsing show up and kill them.
    It would culminate to his latest case that points him to the direction of Draculas castle. There he finds that source of all evil, who is able to resurrect the monsters he previously killed. Now Van Helsing must team up with various people he met along the way to put an end to Draculas curse once and for all.

    • Victor Roa

      …… I don’t know, Van Helsing’s been on screen for over 25 times and even then it’s fallen flat on it’s face with Stephen Sommer’s saturday morning cartoon take on the character. The problem with films is they never want to be episodic nature and just go all in and even then it’s the recent Mummy where everyone was baffled over how much crap was on screen. And even still, when fans try to picture the character, their first image is either Peter Cushing or Anthony Hopkins….. I’m with you he’s probably the best anchor to a universe….. but like studios seem to always mess him up

  • Katie

    I always figured it would get a sequel and be included in the dark universe until suddenly it wasn’t good enough so we got Tom Cruise in the Mummy…..looking back perhaps they should have went ahead with their original plan.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. 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.