Why Legendary’s MonsterVerse Has Succeeded Where DC
In May 2017, Universal Pictures released a humorously austere cast photo for their Dark Universe, a shared cinematic universe that would launch with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy and expand to include luminaries like Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster and Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man. Except, of course, it never happened. Universal is still looking to produce a series of films based on their classic monsters, but the massively interconnected shared universe that was planned now only exists in a single Photoshopped picture. The Dark Universe may have been the most notable failure in Hollywood’s attempt to replicate the MCU’s success, but it was far from the only one. The DC Comics Extended Universe has sputtered along from film to film, with a couple of unqualified successes along the way. Sony’s original attempt at their own Spidey-Verse crashed so hard with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that they came wall-crawling back to Marvel for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Even the LEGO Movie Universe fizzled after The LEGO Ninjago Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part both drastically underperformed.
And yet, against the odds, there is one shared cinematic universe that has found surprising consistency in the wake of Marvel. It wasn’t announced with a fancy cast photo full of movie stars, but instead has lumbered slowly, through smoke and fire, to lift its head and let out a mighty roar on movie screens every few years. Yup, I’m talking about Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse , which has succeeded where others have failed and might hit new heights later this month with the release of the highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong. ดูหนังออนไลน์