Universal Dates Second Monster Universe Movie for 2017

Alex Kurtzman - H 2014
<p>Alex Kurtzman - H 2014</p>   |   AP Images/Invision
The film will follow 'The Mummy,' set for release in 2016

Universal has staked out the date of Friday, April 21, 2017, for its second monster franchise film.

In July, the studio announced plans for an Avengers-style universe based on its collection of iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein and the Mummy.

Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) were hired to oversee the new franchise, which will bring back to life many classic monsters that have graced the screen over the years.

The action-adventure franchise will relaunch with The Mummy, to be directed by Kurtzman and hitting theaters on June 24, 2016.

The untitled film currently has the April 21, 2017 date to itself.