We bid you welcome to Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – will regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe.
Season 1. Episode 3. This is a continuation of our introduction to the show and the final part of a 3-part series that we’re calling “A New World of Gods and Monsters,” wherein we discuss everything we know about the new Dark Universe.
Part 1 featured a discussion amongst the hosts, giving you our opinions on all of the news and rumors that we know so far. Part 2 featured a discussion with a panel of our listeners, telling us what the fans really want. And this episode, Part 3, will feature a discussion with some industry insiders, giving us some educated insight into what we can actually expect the studio to give us.
And now it is time to listen to the children of the night. What music they make!
[ 00:00:00 ] I. Intro
– Welcome to Part 3/3 of “A New World of Gods and Monsters”
[ 00:02:43 ] II. Dark Universe
– A new name for the Monsters Universe: Dark Universe
– D.C. Comics’ Dark Universe
– The Avengers of monster movies?
– Monsters on a budget
[ 00:17:00 ] III. Dark Universe Directors Fantasy Draft
The Gillman and The Wolfman share their pie-in-the-sky fan picks for future Dark Universe directors.
[ 00:42:53 ] IV. Interview: Kris Longfield
Dave and Josh talk to Fanthropology’s Kris Longfield, who shares her insights as to what we might expect from the Dark Universe, as someone who works with studios on franchise building, marketing campaigns, and consumer insights.
[ 01:24:46 ] V. Interview: Matt Greenberg
Josh talks to Screenwriter Matt Greenberg, who shares his insights as to what we might expect from the Dark Universe, as someone who has been brought in to work on existing properties and franchises.
[ 02:05:02 ] VI. Wrap-up and Host Plugs
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Reference articles for this episode:
“Warner Bros Could Sue Universal Over the Dark Universe Name“
by Samuel Brace for Flickering Myth
“More Rumors About the Next Monsters Joining Universal’s Dark Universe“
by James Whitbrook for io9
“One Really Smart Thing Universal’s Doing With The Mummy And The Dark Universe“
by Adam Holmes for CinemaBlend
“Can Universal Create a Marvel-Like Universe With ‘The Mummy’ and Other Monster Flicks?“
by Tatiana Siegel for THR
“Whatever Happened to John Carpenter’s Creature From The Black Lagoon?“
by Ryan Lambie for Den of Geek
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