​Luke Evans wants his Dracula in Universal’s Dark Universe

Luke Evans definitely isn’t convinced that his version of Dracula has been staked through the heart.

The Fast & Furious star played the immortal vampire in 2014’s Dracula Untold, which had been tipped as being connected to what has become Universal’s Dark Universe of monster movies.

Dracula Untold was very successful at the worldwide box office with more than $200 million in ticket sales, but its reviews were poor.

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Evans has now acknowledged the film’s flaws, but suggested to Screenrant that he’d like another shot at playing Dracula alongside Tom Cruise’s Mummy hunter, Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyl and Javier Bardem’s Frankenstein monster in the shared Dark Universe.

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“I think it was a really enjoyable process for me,” he said of Dracula Untold. “I think it definitely had a few flaws in it but I’ve had a lot of good feedback and I get people asking me will there be a sequel.

“We left it very wide open, you know, this is a character who could transcend many different times and different periods of history. Who knows?

“I’d love to bring him back in some concept or context, but honestly, you know as little as I do when it comes with what is going on in the dream rooms of Universal Studios. I really don’t know.”

Unfortunately for Luke, The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman recently told Digital Spy that it’s unlikely that Dracula Untold will ultimately connect to the Dark Universe.

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“I think they wanted to make a Dracula movie,” he explained. “I think it may have coincided at the time… that Universal was beginning to think about what they wanted to do with their monsters, but I don’t know that it was ever designated as being part of the Dark Universe.”

It’s been a tumultuous few months for the Dark Universe, in general. First, The Mummy opened to hostile reviews and then Universal shelved its planned Bride of Frankenstein reboot amid creative differences with director Bill Condon.


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