Will Scott Eastwood follow in his father’s Universal Monster movie footsteps?
On this day in 1955, Revenge of the Creature was released in theaters. It featured a scientist played by none other than Dirty Harry himself, Clint Eastwood. Eastwood has become a name synonymous with Hollywood action and Western blockbusters with roles in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and Dirty Harry. His most recent works include Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino along with directing Flags of Our Fathers, American Sniper and Sully. Being that the new Universal Monsters Universe is still a work in progress, could we see Scott Eastwood in a future movie?
Scott Eastwood was born on March 21, 1986 in Carmel, California to Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Ann Reeves. In 2004, he starred in his first major film, You Got Served using his mother’s maiden name to avoid nepotism. He starred in his father’s films starting with Flags of Our Fathers and continuing with Gran Torino before he began using the Eastwood name. He has a lengthy filmography which includes recent hits like Snowden and Suicide Squad. He is set to star in Universal’s The Fate of the Furious which speeds into theaters on April 14th and Pacific Rim: Uprising which is set to premiere in 2018. Considering how much of a cash cow both franchises are not only for the cast and crew but Universal itself, along with the Universal Monsters Universe film franchise still being in its infancy, don’t be surprised we see Scott again in a future roll. It would be truly fitting if he was cast in the new Creature From The Black Lagoon just as his father was cast in Revenge.
Only time will tell if Scott joins the Universal Monsters Universe but the stars seem to be aligned that it could happen. He has his father’s name and looks as well as the experience with Universal Studios. As of right now, only Johnny Depp has been officially announced as a future casting choice for The Invisible Man. Javier Bardem’s name has been linked to Frankenstein and Angelina Jolie to Bride of Frankenstein. Recently, Dan Mazeau had been brought on to write a future Van Helsing film. Scott is represented by Dany Garcia who is affiliated with his Fate of the Furious co-star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Dwayne has been brought up in the Universal Monsters conversation as being considered for a role in the newest incarnation of The Wolf Man.
(Joe Grodensky – @JoeGrodensky)