If we weren’t all that interested in this silly idea of a “Universal: Monster Shared Universe” we should be more interested now. For a long time, movie fans and insiders of Hollywood snickered at the idea of Dracula, the Wolfman, The Mummy, and others to do a whole Avengers style team up, but it appears that it is not that simple. Tom Cruise added a level of star power to a film none of us were overly eager to see, but with the addition of a heavyweight like Russell Crowe we would be fools to not notice.
Deadline is reporting (an exclusive) and awfully vague description on his possible character. Only detailing his character as Jekyll-like to Tom Cruise’s character, that can be literal or metaphorical, either way, I’m officially in.
It’s a relief to know that Universal isn’t taking this project lightly nor as a mere money grab, but is actually grabbing people who can act, and bring a level of legitimacy to the roles they’re given.