Javier Bardem Cast As Dr. Frankenstein's Monster In Universal's Shared Universe

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By Matt O.

Late yesterday we brought you the first pics of actress Sofia Boutella as the ancient queen in Universal's first shared monster universe movie, the Tom Cruise starring The Mummy reboot! In case you missed them you can click RIGHT HERE!

Now today, its being reported by Variety, that Universal Studios is looking to cast No Country for Old Men star Javier Bardem as the monster in Frankenstein. A perfect choice of you ask me! Bardem would join Tom Cruise who will star in the Mummy. Russell Crowe who was recently cast as the Dr. Jekyll/Hyde. As long as plans hold Johnny Depp is playing Invincible man

It's also been speculated that Angelina Jolie is being courted for a Bride of Frankenstein film

First up however is the aforementioned the Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Anabella Wallis, Jake Johnson and Russell Crowe. reboot starring Tom Cruise,  , Sofia Boutella, Anabella Wallis, Jake Johnson and Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll/Hyde.

Here's the official synopsis for that film:

"Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters."

SOURCE:  Variety

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