At a sure level, Common may simply have to clean its palms with the present iteration of its Darkish Universe and take a look at once more someday sooner or later. The franchise of flicks meant to reboot the basic Common monsters has hit stumbling block after stumbling block because the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy flopped in theaters final July.
Since then, The Bride of Frankenstein was indefinitely delayed, producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have left the universe to concentrate on different initiatives, and now one other upcoming movie is struggling setbacks. Ed Solomon, who was signed on to jot down an up to date take of The Invisible Man starring Johnny Depp, has parted methods with Common.
Talking to Digital Spy, Solomon cites artistic variations as the explanation for his departure. “On the finish of the day, I believe Common and I had a distinct concept of what the film was gonna be,” he says. “We started considering that our notions would meld, and I ought to’ve listened extra intently to what they actually had been wanting.”
Solomon continues, “I believe Common has needed to come to a sort of reckoning of, ‘What are we doing with the Darkish Universe?’ and, ‘What’s our actual intention with it?’ and I believe they’re reconfiguring it now, which I believe might be good.”
One fascinating takeaway from what Solomon has to say is that Common is “reconfiguring” the franchise. It wasn’t too way back that The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro revealed that turning down the opportunity to spearhead the Dark Universe was his biggest professional regret. Maybe Common can be prepared to present him a second shot on the franchise.
Barring that, perhaps it is best if Common takes just a few years after which restarts the monster universe from scratch. There’s certain to be loads of life left within the basic Common monsters with the appropriate artistic power behind the wheel. Up to now, it looks like that power is lacking.