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Universal has chosen Johnny Depp to be their Invisible Man

02.09.2016

As a massive fan of the Universal Monster films, I've been somewhat leery about Universal's plan to resurrect each of their famous monsters in a shared universe similar to Marvel's Cinematic Universe, but there's no denying that they're putting some serious star-power in front of these films. It wasn't that long ago when it was announced that Tom Cruise would be headlining THE MUMMY and now Deadline reports that Universal has chosen Johnny Depp to star in THE INVISIBLE MAN. If Universal continues loading up their monster films with Hollywood's top (and expensive) talent, we're going to be in for quite the star-studded affair in the inevitable monster version of THE AVENGERS.

Universal's original THE INVISIBLE MAN was based upon H.G. Wells' novel of the same name and followed Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) as he endeavoured to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself which made him invisible. However, the drugs began to warp his mind and he became aggressive, dangerous, and murderously insane. THE INVISIBLE MAN is quite funny at times but also delightfully dark, and it features some fairly impressive effects which still hold up quite well considering the film is over 80 years old at this point. Deadline wasn't sure who would be penning the script for THE INVISIBLE MAN, but THR reports that it will be Ed Solomon (MEN IN BLACK). There's no word on when Johnny Depp's THE INVISIBLE MAN will be released, but Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY will hit theaters on June 9, 2017.

How do you feel about Johnny Depp becoming THE INVISIBLE MAN?

Source: DeadlineTHR

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2:19PM on 02/10/2016

Kane Hodder as Frankenstein or GTFO

Dear Universal,
Monsters do not equal super heroes. So when you lose millions or billions, this is why.
Dear Universal,
Monsters do not equal super heroes. So when you lose millions or billions, this is why.
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2:55PM on 02/10/2016
That said, Boris Karloff was a real actor. Why not Michael Shannon?
That said, Boris Karloff was a real actor. Why not Michael Shannon?
11:29AM on 02/10/2016
Capn' Jack is going to get sucked through a time vortex in the next pirates movie and become the Invisible Man, then from there it will just be a Quantum Leap type situation as he plays all the classic monsters from the past.
Capn' Jack is going to get sucked through a time vortex in the next pirates movie and become the Invisible Man, then from there it will just be a Quantum Leap type situation as he plays all the classic monsters from the past.
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10:31AM on 02/10/2016
I think if there's a role for Johnny Depp in this Universal Horror reboot, this is the right one. Now, whether or not modernizing this stuff is the right thing to do, WHOLE other issue.
I think if there's a role for Johnny Depp in this Universal Horror reboot, this is the right one. Now, whether or not modernizing this stuff is the right thing to do, WHOLE other issue.
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10:01AM on 02/10/2016
FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!
FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!
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8:19AM on 02/10/2016
Monster movies have been a huge decline and lets reboot it immediately. Genius
Monster movies have been a huge decline and lets reboot it immediately. Genius
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4:27AM on 02/10/2016
Please don't let him have any extravagant make up. Just that white bandage wrap around his face and sunglasses.
Please don't let him have any extravagant make up. Just that white bandage wrap around his face and sunglasses.
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3:01AM on 02/10/2016
Universal Monster reboot + Johnny Depp = probably awful movie.
Universal Monster reboot + Johnny Depp = probably awful movie.
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10:34PM on 02/09/2016
so Universal is redoing their monster movie franchise in light of Avengers success. individual movies that will eventually combine into one massive movie. This harkens back to the old days when these monster movies had crossovers all the time. with the same actors playing the roles in different films.

Little know fact, the biggest film in that series was "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein". This is the last official Universal monster and featured the biggest cast. Frankenstein, Dracula
so Universal is redoing their monster movie franchise in light of Avengers success. individual movies that will eventually combine into one massive movie. This harkens back to the old days when these monster movies had crossovers all the time. with the same actors playing the roles in different films.

Little know fact, the biggest film in that series was "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein". This is the last official Universal monster and featured the biggest cast. Frankenstein, Dracula (Bela Lugosi), The Wolfman (Lon Chaney jr.) and the Invisible Man (Vincent Price). Now, assuming these current movies follow the trend, we should see johnny Depp's Invisible Man, Luke Evan's Dracula, and the rest of the monsters meet two popular comedians for their mashup. My dad suggested Dumb and Dumber, i think "The Other Guys" should meet these monsters. that would be great
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10:26PM on 02/09/2016

Sounds Good

In spite of all the naysayers, these Universal monster reboots are starting to look interesting. Tom Cruise, possibly Angelina Jolie and now Johnny Depp? Pretty impressive.
In spite of all the naysayers, these Universal monster reboots are starting to look interesting. Tom Cruise, possibly Angelina Jolie and now Johnny Depp? Pretty impressive.
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10:05PM on 02/09/2016
Brilliant. Depp's fantasy films have been bombing lately so why not hire him to star in one that he does not appear in.
Brilliant. Depp's fantasy films have been bombing lately so why not hire him to star in one that he does not appear in.
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9:41PM on 02/09/2016

Guess this means he can't possibly mess this up

Depp has become a mockery of himself after more than a decade of playing cartoony characters that showed little of his acting range. People are quick to point out he made a comeback with Black Mass, but forget Mortdecai came out earlier the same year. I'm hoping with his character being invisible, we'll get something more interesting. I'm curious to find out just how many movies they got him to sign-up for.
Depp has become a mockery of himself after more than a decade of playing cartoony characters that showed little of his acting range. People are quick to point out he made a comeback with Black Mass, but forget Mortdecai came out earlier the same year. I'm hoping with his character being invisible, we'll get something more interesting. I'm curious to find out just how many movies they got him to sign-up for.
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9:26PM on 02/09/2016
This is actually pretty damn exciting and it sounds like the perfect character and vehicle for Depp to 'disappear' into. Plus, seeing the inevitable team up film of Cruise, Depp, and whoever else joins this Monster Universe would be one hell of a film.
This is actually pretty damn exciting and it sounds like the perfect character and vehicle for Depp to 'disappear' into. Plus, seeing the inevitable team up film of Cruise, Depp, and whoever else joins this Monster Universe would be one hell of a film.
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9:04PM on 02/09/2016
i'd a thunk they'd have chosen jai courtney as he has no presence at all
i'd a thunk they'd have chosen jai courtney as he has no presence at all
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9:10PM on 02/09/2016
Ice cold
Ice cold
9:34PM on 02/09/2016
lol well played sir
lol well played sir
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