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Universal’s revamp of their monster movie universe is really getting exciting and big names are being cast in big roles. We’re talking Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe size talent. It’s not any surprise that we’ve got another starring role being assigned to a larger than life actor. Javier Bardem is in talks to star as Universal’s classic Frankenstein.

We know the plan is for Universal to pepper their monsters throughout their renovated universe with appearances in each others films, much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done with their villains and superheroes. Following that comparison, it’s unknown what monster movie Frankenstein will appear in first before taking center stage in ‘Bride of Frankenstein‘.

This makes the second time Barden has been considered for a part in the Monster Universe, he was originally offered the part of Dr. Jekyll which will play opposite Cruise in ‘The Mummy‘ but he passed on the project which led to Crowe being cast as the experimental doctor.

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