Hello, guys welcome to the new post of Hollywood lovers, if you are a fan of dark fantasy horror films then you must have heard about the movie Dracula Untold. Dracula Untold is an American dark fantasy horror film, which was released in 2014 and grossed $217 million worldwide, and received mixed reviews from critics.
It’s been 4 years since the release of Dracula’s Untold part first directed by Gary Shore and after watching it fans like us have been waiting for its next part, so here in this article, we will discuss everything about its sequels such as its release date, star cast and more.
If you have seen the film Dracula Untold, you must have noticed that the ending of the film had completely set up a perfect storyline for part 2, despite all this the sequel of the film is still not officially confirmed. We hope that we get to see its sequel soon.
If Dracula Untold 2 gets confirmed, then we will get to see a lot of actors and characters from the first film such as Luke Evans as Vlad III “the Impaler” Drăculea / Dracula: Known as the Son of the Dragon, Sarah Gadon as Mirena, Vlad’s wife and Art Parkinson as Îngeraș.
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Will Luke Evans return for a second bite in Dracula Untold 2 and what is the future of the Dark Universe? Dracula Untold started life as a project dubbed Dracula: Year Zero, which told the origin story of the title monster. Alex Proyas was set to direct while Sam Worthington (Avatar) would play the lead, but Universal canceled the project over budget issues. After it was retooled, Gary Shore came on as director, while Luke Evans signed up as Dracula. As rumors of a sequel being underway have spread online for years, fans are eager to know if Dracula Untold 2 is happening, and how classic characters like Mina and Renfield would fit into Dracula Untold’s Dark Universe.
The Mummy Replaced Dracula Untold As The “First” Dark Universe Film
Dracula Untold’s status as the start of the Dark Universe always felt tenuous, with the film being retooled at the last minute and the studio still unsure of its plans. When Alex Kurtzman came on board to direct Tom Cruise in The Mummy, it was decided to ignore Dracula Untold and make The Mummy the start of the freshly dubbed Dark Universe. This would have given the filmmakers free rein to reinvent Dracula again, but the mostly negative reviews and lukewarm box-office of The Mummy immediately put plans for the Dark Universe in danger. Before Tom Cruise moved on to set new box office records with Top Gun: Maverick, a Bride Of Frankenstein movie that was set to star Angelina Jolie and Javier Bardem was placed on hold, and since then, it seems the enterprise has been quietly canceled.
Blumhouse Reconfigured The Dark Universe With The Invisible Man
Blumhouse produced a low-budget reboot of The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell in 2020, which was a critical and commercial success. One of the major issues critics of The Mummy and the Dark Universe idea had was taking character-driven horror stories and turning them into flashy action movies, so Whannell’s film was a return to the character’s horror roots. Whannell’s Invisible Man starred Elisabeth Moss as a woman tormented by her supposedly dead scientist ex-boyfriend, who’d discovered a way to make himself invisible. Universal and Blumhouse are also prepping a Frankenstein reboot, an Invisible Woman movie, a mysterious crossover movie called Dark Army (not to be confused with Bruce Campbell’s Evil Dead series), and a standalone film about Dracula’s henchman, Renfield. It seems plans for an interconnected monster universe have been abandoned though, with each film being its own separate entity.
Will Dracula Untold 2 Ever Happen?
Dracula Untold 2 got lost in the shuffle of Universal’s ever-changing plans, but it feels like the project received a stake through the heart once the studio decided The Mummy was the first movie of the Dark Universe. The original movie ended with a clear setup for a sequel, but since Dracula Untold was only a modest success and its rejected connection to the now failed Dark Universe are part of its legacy, it seems Dracula Untold 2 is very unlikely. Luke Evans has stated he’d be open to returning to the role, but little has been heard about the sequel since 2014, and every year that goes by makes a sequel less likely. For many, this was expected, especially given Dracula Untold‘s mixed reviews.
Dracula Untold Has An Apt Replacement In Renfield
Dracula Untold 2 may never see the light of day, but Renfield‘s Dracula is bound to be an apt replacement for Luke Evans. Renfield will see Nicholas cage play Dracula himself, while Nicholas Hoult is set to star as the titular Renfield — an important cog Dracula’s backstory. In the original novel, Renfield is a man who has dementia and falls under Dracula’s spell, worshipping the vampire while seduced by the false promise of immortality. What is notable, however, is that a comedic approach will be applied to Renfield’s romantic spin on this classic story — a challenge that could allow Hoult to breathe life into the definitive cinematic version of Western literature’s archetypal henchman.
Dracula Untold Wasn’t That Bad
Dracula Untold 2 may not ever be in the works, but Dracula Untold as a standalone movie isn’t all that bad. The originally intended first Dark Universe film should be seen through the lens of a historical fantasy epic, and acts as a grounded approach to a Dracula origin story. For all its criticisms too, Dracula Untold featured some pretty good action sequences. In addition, the cinematography, costuming, and sets are a wonder to behold in and of themselves. It’s an entirely fresh way to look at the origins of Dracula, as he fights to save his wife, family, and country.