Another actor could be joining Universal's monster mash, as it's being reported that Javier Bardem (Skyfall, No Country for Old Men) could potentially play Frankenstein's monster.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem is in early discussions to portray Frankenstein in Universal's new monsters universe. It's not yet known if Bardem would play Dr. Frankenstein or the scientist's resurrected monster, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.

THR also reveals that a standalone Frankenstein film—other than the Bride of Frankenstein movie that's in the works—isn't exactly around the corner. Since Bardem is in talks to play the iconic character in the overall rebooted Universal Monsters cinematic universe rather than a Frankenstein film, the actor would likely first appear in another monster's movie before getting his name on the marquee.

Filming is nearly finished on The Mummy, the first of several planned new Universal Monsters movies. Starring Tom Cruise, The Mummy will also feature Sofia Boutella in the titular role and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a part that Bardem was reportedly once in the running for as well.

In addition to The Mummy, which is scheduled for a June 9th, 2017 release, Universal is also moving forward with The Invisible Man, starring Johnny Depp, as well as new Bride of Frankenstein and Wolf Man films, respectively. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, what do you think of Bardem being considered for the role of Dr. Frankenstein or The Monster that was first brought to life by Mary Shelley and later immortalized onscreen by Boris Karloff?

Source: THR
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