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Julia Garner Joins Christopher Abbot in ‘Wolf Man’ Cast

Will This Wolf Pack Succeed?

Universal Studios is still heavily invested in its iconic cast of monsters with Director Leigh Whannell (The Invisible Man) returning to the world of Univeral Monsters with a new take on Wolf Man

The Wolfpack

Three-time Emmy-winner Julia Garner (Ozark, The Royal Hotel) has been added to the cast of the Wolf Man as “a mother whose family is being terrorized by a lethal predator.” With Leigh Whannell in the director’s seat, the film is also set to star Christopher Abbot (Poor Things) who recently replaced Ryan Gosling in the lead role.

The writers include Whannell, Corbett Tuck, Lauren Schuker Blum, and Rebecca Angelo. Jason Blum is producing, with Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, Bea Sequeira, Mel Turner, and Whannell as executive producers.

The Wolf Man will mark Whannell’s second foray into remaking a Universal monster movie. While The Invisible Man (2020) was a remake of a Univeral Classic Monster, it was never considered a part of the scrapped Dark Universe that included The Mummy (2017). During an interview with Cinemablend, Whannell stated The Invisible Man was a completely standalone film that “came about in a really random way.”

The Monstrosity!

The entire collective of Universal Productions is holding their breath as Leigh Whannel begins production on Wolf Man. Yet, dating back to 2017’s The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, the Dark Universe failed to build up the necessary momentum to establish a meaningful cinematic universe. While those plans have since been scrapped, Universal won’t let their iconic cast of monsters die completely outright. 

Aside from The Mummy (2017) and The Invisible Man (2020), Universal also released two Dracula-themed films that ended up as box-office flops with Renfield (2023) and The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023). Despite all of these franchises being at their disposal, the studio has managed to only find success via The Invisible Man. Seeing as how Leigh Whannel was the one behind that film, it seems like having him return to direct another monster movie is a good idea. 

Wolf Man is set for release this spooky season on October 25, 2024.

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