As Universal ramps up its Dark Universe world of classic monsters, the latest rumor has Dwayne Johnson pegged as the new Wolfman, according to THR. And the studio reportedly wants Angelina Jolie to play the Bride of Frankenstein.
They'd be joining Javier Bardem as Frankenstein, Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, and Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll (and Mr. Hyde). Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella headline the first Dark Universe film "The Mummy," which opens June 9.
Johnson previously played the The Scorpion King (with some very crappy CGI) in "The Mummy Returns" and its 2002 spinoff. If he becomes the new Wolfman, he'd be the buffest one ever.
The role was last played by Benicio Del Toro in 2010's "The Wolfman" (with Anthony Hopkins as his equally lupine father), but poor box office ensured that was a one-off. Lon Chaney Jr. originated the role in the 1941 classic "The Wolf Man."
If Jolie signs on as The Bride, her role would have to be a lot bigger than Elsa Lanchester's in the 1935 original. In that horror classic, the Bride doesn't make her appearance until the end of the film.
Despite not having announced its leading lady, the "Bride of Frankenstein" remake has a release date of February 14, 2019. (How romantic!)