Geeky·Posted on Oct 26, 2015Here's What The Universal Monsters Would Look Like TodayMonster Squad goals.by Crystal RoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Universal recently announced a major reboot of the classic Universal Monsters. Universal The first film won't be hitting theaters until at least 2017. So, until then, here's our take on a major monster dreamcast: Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Boris Karloff in his iconic role. Universal Now: Idris Elba trumping all as the monster. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why he'd be a good fit:With his incredibly towering on-screen presence, Idris would obviously captivate the audience better than any one else could as one of the most famous monsters of the silver screen. Plus, he's a London-born gem just like Karloff! Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Elsa Lanchester in her iconic role: Universal Now: Tilda Swinton killing it as the bride. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why she'd be a good fit:The fact that Tilda absolutely slays every role she takes on makes her one of the few actors who could actually tackle this iconic character and make it look like child's play. And fun bonus: she's English, like Lanchester herself. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Bela Lugosi as the classic vampire. Universal Now: Sebastian Stan slaying the look and hearts everywhere. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why he'd be a good fit: Born in Romania, only hours from Transylvania itself, Sebastian and his mesmerizingly good looks are a perfect match for this famous character from his homeland. And, you know, we'd definitely like to see him sink his teeth into us, er, the role! Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Boris Karloff wrapped up in this classic role: Universal Now: Amr Waked is spellbinding as the ancient creature. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why he'd be a good fit: You may not be familiar with this popular Egyptian actor, but his film and television credits are undoubtedly impressive. Also, wouldn't it be nice to finally see an Egyptian actor in this legendary role? Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Lon Chaney Jr. in the hair-raising role. Universal Now: Iwan Rheon as the fur-covered frightener. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why he'd be a good fit:Recognizable for his work as Ramsay Snow on Game of Thrones, Iwan clearly has the chops to bring a bit of madness to the Wolf Man. And fun bonus: He's a Welshman, just like the title character! Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Lon Chaney as the famously tragic character. Universal Now: Marion Cotillard shockingly perfect as a female Phantom. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why she'd be a good fit: She's already won one Oscar for her famous transformation as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, so why not let her tackle one of the most notorious creatures in French history too. Also, casting a woman as the Phantom could be a perfect twist to the classic story, Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Ben Chapman in this creature-tastic role. Universal / Via imdb.com Now: Doug Jones done up as the curious creature. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Why he'd be a good fit: You may not be familiar with his name, but you've probably seen Doug Jones in one of his many famous "creature" character roles like Fauno and the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrith or as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy series. Either way, as one of the most popular "men in suits" working in Hollywood today, he'd obviously be a top choice. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Then: Claude Rains in his debut film role. Universal / Via imdb.com Now: Johnny Depp completely unrecognizable in the role. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed Literally. (Sorry) 😂 Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal / Via universalmonsterstribute.tumblr.com Looking forward to 2017.