Since The Mummy's poor performance, the future of the Dark Universe has been called into question, especially after producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan departed the franchise last November. Now it looks like the Dark Universe has hit another setback, as Ed Solomon, who was hired to write the new Invisible Man movie, has left that project. Solomon explained his exit thusly:
"At the end of the day, I think Universal and I had a different idea of what the movie was gonna be. We began thinking that our notions would meld, and I should've listened more closely to what they really were wanting. I think Universal has had to come to a kind of reckoning of, 'What are we doing with the Dark Universe?' and, 'What is our real intention with it?', and I think they're reconfiguring it now, which I think is probably good. So I'm not working on it."
The Invisible Man reboot was announced back in February 2016, but aside from Ed Solomon writing the script and Johnny Depp playing the eponymous character, no other details about the movie came out in the years following. Now thanks to Solomon's recent interview with Digital Spy, we know that the kind of movie he wanted to make wasn't in line with what Universal wanted it to be as a Dark Universe entry. The Invisible Manhasn't been scrapped yet, and it's possible it may still move forward either part of the Dark Universe or perhaps will be reconfigured as a truly standalone story. Either way, Solomon's time on The Invisible Man is over.
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