Universal’s Dark Universe risks being yet another extended universe franchiseEnlarge / Not just any universe… a DARK one. (credit: Universal Studios)
If you can’t beat ’em, misunderstand ’em.
That appears to be the logic coming from the programming wizards at Universal Studios.

The film production company took the (mummy) wraps off its “Dark Universe” initiative on Monday, and its intent is clear: to “reboot” the company’s old monster-movie franchises over the next few years with big-name actors, interconnecting plots, and a rising tide of evil—a tide, of course, that can only be stopped by good guys who don’t always follow the rules.
As if this didn’t sound Marvel-y or Avengers-y enough, get a load of this official synopsis of what’s to come:
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