It looks like we’ll have to wait to see the continuation of the Dark Universe. The remake of Frankenstein’s Bride was about started filming on February 1, but the script has returned to the studio to make some changes.
Universal Pictures and director Bill Condon, who has been in charge of the remake of “Beauty and the Beast ,” has confirmed in a statement. Although it is assumed that none of the actors have taken advantage of this change to leave, it seems that they are also waiting to see how it evolves to make the decision. Angelina Jolie sounded like protagonist, but if she does not commit to the project finally, the director already has another star actress in mind to be the bride.
After a great job in Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot sounds strong for another high-caliber franchise such as the Dark Universe.
The presence of Angelina Jolie in The Bride of Frankenstein has sounded for so long, that we even have trouble imagining another actress in the role. However, the recent delay of the project and the busy schedule of the actress with the sequel of Maleficent has forced the production to consider other options, with Gal Gadot being the most interesting.
Internal sources confirmed to The Wrap that the Israeli is Bill Condon’s first choice to star in the project if necessary. Despite this, the site says that the production has not begun talks with the actress and emphasizes that its representatives have not issued any information on the matter.
According to The Wrap, the director of “The Bride of Frankenstein” had set eyes on the revalued Gal Gadot . The decision would be motivated by the calendar of Angelina Jolie , who in February must begin filming “Maleficent 2”, and whose dates overlap with the reboot of Universal Pictures. Of course, this does not mean that the undisputed star of DC’s Extended Universe is interested in characterizing the terrifying character.
Although it is well known that Universal loves Angelina Jolie on paper, Gal Godot’s choice does not look anything despicable. After all, the actress conquered the world with Wonder Woman, which revolutionized the superhero movie with a spectacular history of origin and placed the Amazon as the cornerstone of DC Extended Universe. To this we add his next participation in Justice Leauge, that could mark its consolidation in the first great crossover of the franchise.
The other great advantage is that despite these good results, Gal Gadot maintains a relatively quiet schedule, as her only commitments confirmed by now fall on the DCEU itself. In a normal situation, the filming of Wonder Woman 2 and Flashpoint could complicate their incursion into the Dark Universe, but the recent delay of The Bride of Frankenstein seems to clear the way.
Finally let’s not forget that Bill Condon has worked with some of the industry’s most popular women, including Beyoncé (Dreamgirls), Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) and most recently Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast). Although Angelina Jolie would be a spectacular addition to the list, it would be interesting to see what she is capable of doing with a rising actress like Gal Gadot.
A few hours ago, it was announced that Universal Pictures would have paralyzed the pre-production of Frankenstein’s new film adaptation of The Bride . The idea is not to cancel the project, but to work more in the construction of the script after the avalanche of negative critics that it received for the first delivery of Dark Universe ( The Mummy ).
However, despite the study seems to remain interested in developing its monstrous universe, the news raises some questions about the future of Javier Bardem and Angelina Jolie within the franchise.
We assume that the choice of Frankenstein’s girlfriend will still take some time, since the director himself has continually withdrawn his desire to make a worthy reinvention of the original classic. At the moment, The Bride of Frankenstein has no release date, nor any confirmed cast members.