Though Common pulled out all the stops in its try and restart the Dark Universe with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, the studio’s monster universe notably tried the identical factor three years in the past with Dracula Untold. The movie proved to be a non-starter (thus resulting in the smooth reboot that will ultimately turn out to be The Mummy), however some followers have questioned whether or not or not Luke Evans’ Dracula might doubtlessly return because the vampire anti-hero. Evans addressed this query whereas selling the discharge of Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, and evidently he is simply as at midnight as the remainder of us. Evans defined:
We left it very vast open, you understand, this can be a character who might transcend many alternative occasions and completely different durations of historical past. Who is aware of. I might like to carry him again in some idea or context, however truthfully, you understand as little as I do when it comes with what goes in on the dream rooms of Common Studios. I actually do not know.
Though Dracula Untold occurred centuries earlier than the occasions of The Mummy, there’s nonetheless loads of room to line up Luke Evans’ character with the Prodigium storyline that now seems to have turn out to be the driving drive behind the Darkish Universe. Evans does not appear to know someway if Common has plans to carry him again to spherical out its ensemble of up to date monsters (however how are you going to have Common monsters with out Dracula?), however he appears intrigued by the thought.
In reality, Dracula Untold ends explicitly with the promise that its titular monster goes on to dwell his horrifying life within the fashionable period, so there is a pathway to having him meet up with characters like Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton and Russell Crowe’s Dr.Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. With a slight retcon and a few elegant storytelling to carry him again into the fold, it would not be tough for future installments on this universe to elucidate that Dracula has at all times been round.
Regardless of not understanding a lot in regards to the potential way forward for his model of Dracula within the Darkish Universe, Luke Evans admittedly appears within the risk, even talking fondly of the flawed-yet-fun manufacturing of the final movie within the dialog with Screen Rant. He additionally stated about returning to the vampiric fold,
I feel it was a very satisfying course of for me. I feel it undoubtedly had a number of flaws in it however I’ve had plenty of good suggestions from and I get folks me asking me will there we sequel.
Now that Bride of Frankenstein has formally been removed from the Common launch schedule, we’ll have to attend and see how the Darkish Universe evolves to deal with the polarizing premiere of The Mummy and strikes to the longer term. As for Luke Evans, you possibly can catch him in Professor Marston & the Marvel Ladies, which opens in theaters tomorrow on October 13.