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Paging Dr. Jekyll

So Dr. Jekyll is going to be to the new “Dark Universe” of the rebooted Universal Monsters what Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Makes sense, considering Universal has admitted it is trying to copy Marvel’s template with its own “shared universe.” Jekyll is heading, or at least heavily involved with, an organization called Prodigium. Like SHIELD is to Marvel, or Monarch is to the Godzilla/King Kong universe. Hey, if it works, copy it, amiright? Dr. Jekyll has one major attribute that Nick Fury doesn’t, though: an evil alter ego. We do get to see just a glimpse of that infamous alter, Mr. Hyde, in this video tease.

There was talk of doing a VAN HELSING remake, with Tom Cruise as the title character. I predict that Cruise’s character in the upcoming THE MUMMY will take up the mantle of that character and become a modern monster hunter, guided by Jekyll. All this sounds promising, yes, but the really important elements have yet to be determined. We’ve got Javier Bardem as the Frankenstein Monster. That’s cool. But who will be playing the revamped (*cough*) Dracula and the all new, all different Wolfman? I’d recommend Luke Evans and Benecio Del Toro, respectively, but I doubt Universal is listening to me these days. We had that falling out, you know…

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

The Evil Cheezman • June 2, 2017


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