“I Am Fearless, And Therefore Powerful” – Javier Bardem Would Be A Great Frankenstein’s Monster, And It Just Might Happen

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The headline quote is from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley‘s original of course, but I can well imagine that applying to Anton Chigurh, the psychopathic hitman of No Country For Old Men.  Javier Bardem, perhaps best known for playing that character, and memorable parts in Skyfall and the current Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, has been rumored for the role of Frankenstein’s Monster in the Universal Monsters Universe (Monsters Cinematic Universe? Do we have this phrase officially worked out yet? Somebody get on that and let me know.) for awhile now, and he recently gave Cinemablend a little update:

Yeah, well, there are talks. And I would love to be part of it. Because it’s an iconic… speaking of an iconic character! I have the size of the head. [Laughs] That’s for sure. They’re not going to waste a lot of money in makeup, that’s for sure.

Which is not much of an update I suppose, but… obvious things are obvious I would hope, and let’s just presume everyone is going to do the right thing here, shall we?  Ok then: Universal’s The Mummy hits on June 9, and presuming that goes reasonably well, let’s hope that Universal can get some of these other classic monsters back on the screen as well.

Next year will be the 200th anniversary the original publication of Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, and it would be a shame if Universal wasn’t able to mark that ocassion in some way.  The do have have an untitled Universal Monster Film scheduled for release on April 18, 2018, so it’s possible we’ll at least see the already-announced The Bride of Frankenstein by that time.

About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.

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