The wheels have continued to come off the Dark Universe ever since Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy limped to poor critical reviews and a fairly disappointing box office return. It made a decent $409m globally, but only managed a domestic haul of $80m against its $125m budget.
Since then, talent has flitted in and out of the franchise’s movie slate, with Bride of Frankenstein pushed backwards and the screenwriter penning Johnny Depp’s Invisible Man movie stepping aside.
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Producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, who were hired to shepherd the franchise,