By Sam Bussell


Universal Studios has released a brand new photo and video announcing their brand new cinematic universe called, the ‘Dark Universe‘.

The first installment of this new franchise will be ‘The Mummy‘ comes out on June 9th with Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Russell Crowe leading the way. Crowe and Boutella will be playing the infamous Dr Jekyll and Mr.Hyde while the latter will be the infamous Mummy.

The studio also announced the second film in this shared universe and it will be the Bride of Frankenstein, which will be directed by Bill Condon, who is coming off of the huge success of Beauty and the Beast along with casting Javier Bardem as the monster himself. The Bride of Frankenstein will be released on February 14,2019.

Along with these announcements came one more that stated Johnny Depp would become the Invisible Man, although no director and release date have been announced as of yet.

Check out the announcement video below:


The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017

The Bride of Frankenstein will be released on February 14,2019