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Luke Evan Hints At Dracula's Return In Universal Studios Monster Movie Series

By Bien R. Gruba III , Sep 29, 2016 03:19 PM EDT

Universal Studios has spent the last few years studying the pattern set by Marvel Studios in its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) based films.

The MCU formula has been extremely profitable for the Disney-owned studio that Universal believes it can achieve the same thing with its "movie monsters" harking back from its classic black-and-white era.

In 2014, the studio launched a reboot of its "Dracula" franchise via "Dracula Untold" hoping the film would be the first of many "monster movies" that will eventually crossover, similar to what the "Avengers" did for the MCU.

However, the film was not the blockbuster hit Universal Studios was looking for. Hence, the studio decided to make the "The Mummy" reboot starred by Tom Cruise to be the first of its "monster movies" instead.

Luke Evans, the actor who played Vlad Dracula, was recently interviewed by Latino Review Media wherein he gave hints of his character's return in the monster world of Universal Studios.

Evans partially accepts that the mixed box office results of "Dracula Untold" might be the cause why it cannot be canonized in the upcoming monster series. However, he is optimistic that there is still a possibility for Dracula to appear in "The Mummy" reboot.

Evans said: "There have been talks and conversations. I think the bigger picture is exciting for all the monsters that they own. There is talk about it. I just don't know how it will all manifest itself. I think it will happen and I think they're just working out how these monsters interact and how they end up in the same realm with each other."

The Welsh actor believes that the iconic monsters from Universal will have a smoother time sharing screen time given that Marvel studios was able to put together a diverse set of characters each with its own background.

"If they can stick Captain America in a scene with Iron Man and Thor, I think you can definitely put Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, The Mummy and Dracula in the same film as well," the actor added.

Universal is going ahead full steam with its monster movie reboot, bringing in one blockbuster actor after another to take leading roles in its string of future movies.

First, they got Tom Cruise to lead 2017's "The Mummy" movie, which will also feature an appearance by Dr. Jekyll played by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe.

It was also reported that "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp has also been cast to play as "The Invisible Man." Oscar winner Javier Bardem of Skyfall fame is also being eyed for the new "Frankenstein" movie.

Back to Evans, he is known to be a versatile actor that fans would surely love to see him perform alongside other great artists.

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