FanCast: All the Monsters for Universal’s Dark Universe

A couple weeks ago we did a FanCast for Universal’s next Dark Universe film The Bride of Frankenstein. With The Mummy opening today, as well as confirmed reports that three more monsters will be part of this new cinematic universe, I thought it was time to do a mega FanCast for the rest of the Dark Universe.

So the question for today’s FanCast is: Who do you want to see cast as the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Van Helsing, Wolf Man, Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame?

A reminder that Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem have already been cast as the Invisible Man and Frankenstein.

  • I still prefer the idea of a meek, scrawny guy turning into a burly Wolfman, but maybe I’m in the minority.

    I guess I’m also just aping the Jekyll/Hide & Hulk trope.

  • Duke

    Cumberbatch would make a good Dracula.

  • sailor monsoon

    Honestly though, i would watch the fuck out of that movie.
    Even if it’s a bloated corpse leaking dumpster juice, it would be amazing

  • Jean Morel

    Yeah, the reality is going to be something more like Will Smith as Van Helsing, Brad Pitt as The Phantom, Leo DiCaprio as Dracula, Tom Hanks as Quasimodo and Matt Damon as The Wolf Man. If this keeps going at all of course.

  • sailor monsoon

    I know they want movie stars for the dark universe instead of actors or you’re list would be on point

  • Jean Morel

    Lol, I didn’t realize he’d already played him (cue “no one saw Dracula 3D” joke), I was just looking up Dutch actors and felt he fit the bill. I wanted a Dutch actor for Van Helsing, a Romanian for Dracula, French ones for The Phantom & Quasimodo and a Welsh actor for The Wolf Man.

    I couldn’t find any Romanian actor I know so widened the search to Eastern Europe and I’d have picked Michael Sheen for Talbot/The Wolf Man if he hadn’t already been a werewolf in Underworld.

    Just be happy I didn’t select Jackman as Van Helsing, Richard Roxburgh as Dracula, Gerard Butler as The Phantom, Mandy Patinkin as Quasimodo and Benicio Del Toro as The Wolf Man with a cameo by Brendan Fraser in old man makeup because that would have been amazing.

  • The Big Stein

    Wolfman – zach galifianakis
    Dracula – Benedict Cumberbatch
    Van Helsing – definitely Hugh Jackman
    Black Lagoon – Janice Dickinson
    Phantom – Jake Lloyd
    Hunchback – Collin Farrell (get it? fighting irish?)

  • Duke

    I envision Van Helsing as sort of a charismatic cocky bounty hunter for monsters that is also good lucking and rocks a five o’clock shadow like a pro. Hugh Jackman could do that. I also wouldn’t be opposed to them bringing Luke Evans back as Dracula, sort of not including Dracula Untold into the universe but acknowledging the events as happening.

  • Joe Newman

    You’re the real monster.

  • Joe Newman

    They should totally bring him back as Van Helsing.

  • Duke

    Jason Momoa – Wolfman
    Tom Hiddleston – Dracula
    Hugh Jackman – Van Helsing

  • Duke

    Yes to Momoa as Wolfman.

  • sailor monsoon

    Hauer playing van helsing again, eh?
    I like your moxie

  • Jean Morel

    You don’t need anyone special for the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Maybe Doug Jones to give him a little pizazz. Here’s the rest of my geographically accurate cast: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ad23cd29e159dad93846d67c94c2f2fc6de7f5d9ef1368417097a48b975e4c8.jpg

  • Christoph Waltz for Van Helsing
    Jason Momoa for Wolfman
    Mads Mickelson for Dracula
    Toby Kebbel for Creature From the Black Lagoon
    Richard Armitage for Phantom of the Opera
    Brad Pitt for Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • Duke

    Nope. I, Frankenstein wasn’t even released by Universal.

  • sailor monsoon

    I always heard it was supposed to be the start

  • Lydia Deetz

    That’s weird. So if the second one fails… Will we get another variation on this plan?

  • Duke

    Nope. I, Frankenstein was a separate thing. It was supposed to crossover with Underworld.

  • sailor monsoon

    Mads Mikkelson- Dracula
    Charles dance- van helsing
    Nikolaj coster-waldau- Jonathan Harker
    Tatiana maslany- bride of Frankenstein
    Tom hiddelston- Dr Frankenstein
    Adrien brody- the Wolf man
    Christian Mckay- The hunchback
    Doug jones- the creature of the black lagoon
    Hugo weaving- the phantom

  • Duke

    Untold was supposed to kickstart it’s, but it’s poor critical and box office success made The Mummy the new first outing.

  • sailor monsoon

    I, Frankenstein was supposed to kickstart it and it failed
    And untold failed.

  • Lydia Deetz

    Well, Untold was part of there initial batch of reboots.

    I, Frankenstein? That was its own thing and based on a comic.

  • sailor monsoon

    It along with i, frankenstein are out

  • Lydia Deetz

    I thought Untold was part of this, it definitely was trying to set up something.

  • Duke

    @thebigstein:disqus, created the FanCast finally.

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    Jai Courtney as all of them.