Director Alex Kurtzman confirmed to IGN and other press at a trailer launch last week for The Mummy that 2014’s Dracula Untold is not part of Universal’s planned shared universe based on their classic monsters. The shared universe, which Kurtzman is overseeing, will introduce a new Dracula instead. This confirmation jibes with what Dracula Untold director Gary Shore suspected when we spoke to him in 2014.
“The monster universe thing evolved later on,” Shore told us at the time. “So the film doesn’t really adhere to those rules. It isn’t really tied into that. I don’t want to give away what happens in the film. It’s optional for them if they want to use it as that launching pad.”