“You get a shared universe! You get a shared universe! You get a shared universe! Everybody gets a shared universe!”
Spotting trends in Hollywood is not very hard. As a child of the 80s and 90s, I saw this phenomenon repeatedly. Action dramas that share a common thread, movies with similar plots released within the same year, I could on. I say all of this just to say that I’m not surprised that we’re seeing this from Universal Pictures. Movie studios are starting to see the upside to a shared universe ($$$), but there is always the fear of blowback in some way, shape, or form. However, with a roster this strong, the studio should be fine. Maybe. Anyway, check out the trailer below for Universal’s monster movie shared universe.