what happened to the dark universe

Like a freshly-turned vampire immediately stumbling out into the sun, Dark Universe died before it could really get started. Universal had hoped to launch their own cinematic universe based around their classic monsters, but the first entry – The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise – was a complete dud. Afterwards, future Dark Universe projects were put on hold, and it seems like the idea is – for the time being – dead and buried.

Now, Alex Kurtzman, who oversaw the Dark Universe writers room and directed The Mummy, is opening up about the fiasco, and confirms he definitely has nothing to do with the Dark Universe anymore. See Kurtzman’s explanation about what happened to the Dark Universe below,

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star trek 4 shelved

Trek Watch! (Please read that in Paul Rudd’s Anchorman voice.) A galaxy full of Star Trek news just happened to beam itself into our laps, so I’ve rounded it up for you, dear reader. The biggest and perhaps most disappointing story is that Star Trek 4 has been shelved due to those contract disputes with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, the CBS All Access show about Captain Picard will apparently feature Picard’s life being “radically altered.” And finally, CBS All Access is boldly going forward with another animated Star Trek series.

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star trek discovery season 2 trailer

The Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer is here, bringing more space action, more space drama, something called the Red Angel, and hot, bearded Spock. What’s not to love? The second season of the CBS All Access series, set a decade before the events of the original Star Trek show, will have the crew of the Discovery interacting with the crew of the famous Enterprise, but that’s only one element of a much bigger story. Watch the Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer below.  Read More »

star trek discovery mini-episodes

Star Trek: Discovery won’t return until 2019, but if you’re craving something sooner than that, you’re in luck. Next month, CBS All Access is launching a series of Star Trek Discovery mini-episodes, titled Star Trek: Short Treks, to tide you over. Plot details about the mini-episodes, and a teaser, are available below.

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New star trek shows

Get ready to boldly go beyond Star Trek: Discovery. New showrunner Alex Kurtzman just inked a deal with CBS Television to develop even more Star Trek shows, including a series that might bring back Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Star Trek Discovery Showrunners Fired

Star Trek: Discovery is making some changes behind the scenes, with showrunning team Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts being removed from the series and replaced with executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

The change in leadership in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery comes after a number of issues kept arising with the showrunner duo. First, the second season premiere went way over budget and needed to be paid for with money intended for episodes later in the season. But the real issue is that Berg and Harberts apparently become “increasingly abusive” with their writing staff. Read More »

new dark universe movies

Rejoice, fans of ill-conceived ideas! Universal’s Dark Universe might still be alive! We all thought the Dark Universe would crawl back into the grave after the disaster that was The Mummy, but it looks like Universal’s monster franchise might still have some life left in it.

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Dark Universe dead

It was supposed to be a brave new world of gods and monsters, but Universal’s Dark Universe might be shuffling back to the tomb from whence it came. After the critical and box office failure of The Mummy, Dark Universe masterminds Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are departing the franchise, leaving the future of the Dark Universe uncertain. Is the Dark Universe dead?

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Ordered by CBS

star trek discovery season 2

Star Trek: Discovery is boldly going on to its second season. Six episodes into its first season, CBS All Access has officially renewed the Star Trek TV series starring Sonequa Martin-Green.

But Trekkies’ long wait for season 1 — which was delayed after showrunner replacements and budget issues — may be repeated come season 2, which executive producer Alex Kurtzman predicts won’t hit the small screen until 2019.

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Star Trek Discovery season 2 2019

After a troubled production period that featured multiple delays and the exit of longtime Trek fan Bryan Fuller as its original showrunner (he was apparently pushed out by CBS after he failed to deliver scripts on time), the long-awaited Star Trek: Discovery finally beamed onto televisions last night in its premiere episode. You can read two reviews here on /Film – one from a seasoned Trek veteran, and another from someone without that level of expertise when it comes to the sci-fi franchise – but the general reaction to the show has been positive so far.

So fans might be a little bummed to discover that Star Trek Discovery season 2 might not arrive until early 2019. It looks like you may have to set your phasers to “wait.”
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