Javier Bardem is one of my favorite actors to see on the big screen. From his Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in No Country For Old Men, to his role as a James Bond villain in Skyfall, Bardem always puts on quite a show. He will hit the big screen again this Friday in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales as the vengeful Captain Armando Salazar. Now thanks to CinemaBlend, we have word on what might be his next role.
We know that next month Universal is going to be launching its classic monsters cinematic universe with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Russell Crowe. The studio has spent a lot of time planning this timeless universe out. Already having two other films scheduled one for April 13, 2018 and the other for February 15, 2019. Although the features characters or titles have not been revealed for those dates, Universal has reveled that they are working on The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, Van Helsing and The Bride of Frankenstein.
Focusing on The Bride of Frankenstein, that is where we would most likely to see the iconic Frankenstein monster and the rumor has been that Javier Bardem has been in talks for the role. Well thanks to an interview by CinemaBlend during a promotion event for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales, we can confirm those rumors.
Bardem gave this statement:
“Yeah, well, there are talks. And I would love to be part of it. Because it’s an iconic… speaking of an iconic character! I have the size of the head. [Laughs] That’s for sure. They’re not going to waste a lot of money in makeup, that’s for sure.”
So it looks like Bardem would love to have the role of the iconic monster. We’ll see if the are able to come to an agreement in the near future. Frankenstein was created by Mary Shelley in 1818. Universal Studios first made their film featuring the monster in 1931 in which Boris Karloff’s iconic look of the monster is what to this day is seen as the definitive look for others looking to recreate it. In 2004 Universal Studios tried to restart the classic monster universe with Van Helsing in which Shuler Hensley took on the role of the monster but the franchise did not do well enough to continue.
As a fan of the classic monsters as well as Javier Bardem, I would really like to see him take on this iconic monster role. With superhero films dominating the film industry, I look forward to Universal Studios rebooting these classics. The key of course is for these movies to do well in theaters and it starts with The Mummy in June. Only then will we be able to see Barden bring Victor Frankenstein’s monster to life. Do you think he would be a good choice for the role? Do you even want to see these properties brought back? Chime in below!
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