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Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble – Confirmation, Cast & Everything We Know

Summary

  • “Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble” is set to bring together characters from the Twisted Childhood Universe in an epic horror crossover.
  • The ambitious crossover event, spearheaded by Winnie-the-Pooh, will be released in 2025.
  • Jagged Edge Productions aims to turn classic children’s I.P. into horror movies, with a quick production turnaround and a star-studded cast confirmed.



Jagged Edge Productions’ Twisted Childhood Universe is set to converge in 2025 with the release of an epic horror crossover known as Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble. Spearheaded by the independent horror film production company’s newfound mascot, Winnie-the-Pooh, Monsters Assemble aims to bring together all of the blood-soaked villains from films like Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey and Bambi: The Reckoning into one massive crossover event. Though the franchise is only a few years old, the “Poohniverse” is already one of the most ambitious ideas in recent horror history, aping the success of tentpoles like the MCU.

The vision for the Twisted Childhood Universe was launched in 2023 with Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, which reimagined A.A. Milne’s beloved childhood character as a bloodthirsty slasher. The concept of Jagged Edge’s entire production model is rather simple, and the Twisted Childhood Universe simply takes classic children’s I.P. in the public domain and turns them into horror movies. The aforementioned Blood and Honey was a surprise box-office smash, and the indie company quickly green-lit a ton of similar projects. Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble will arrive just two years after the franchise debuted, and could be the capper on the entire Twisted Childhood Universe.


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Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble Is Confirmed

Jagged Edge Revealed The Crossover In Early 2024

Custom image by Yailin Chacon.

Fast-tracking their epic cinematic universe, Jagged Edge Productions announced Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble in early 2024. The news came alongside announcements for various other Twisted Childhood Universe movies including Bambi: The Reckoning, Pinocchio: Unstrung, and Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare which are set to release in 2024 and 2025. Though details regarding the Avengers-like crossover film are still somewhat thin, it has been confirmed that Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey director Rhys Frake-Waterfield will return to helm Monsters Unleashed.

Jagged Edge Productions has also announced
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 3
for 2026 alongside
Awakening Sleeping Beauty
&
Snow White Returns
which do not have release windows.


Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble Production Status

Monsters Assemble Is Slated For A 2025 Release

Pooh rising out of the ground in Winnie-the-Pooh Blood and Honey 2

Despite being the most ambitious film to come from the indie studio yet,
Monsters Assemble
will likely be shot just as quickly.

Like most of the upcoming Twisted Childhood Universe movies, Jagged Edge has revealed a release window for their planned crossover event film. Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble will be arriving sometime in 2025, though an exact release date will likely remain elusive until production wraps. Jagged Edge is known for their lightning-fast turnaround times, and the upcoming Bambi: The Reckoning shot for less than a month before wrapping in the early months of 2024. Despite being the most ambitious film to come from the indie studio yet, Monsters Assemble will likely be shot just as quickly.


Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble Cast

An Epic Mix Of Stars From Other Jagged Edge Movies

Though the full cast of the crossover film hasn’t been revealed yet, several returning stars from other Twisted Childhood movies are already confirmed. First, having taken over the role in Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2, Scott Chambers will reprise his role as Christopher Robin. Meanwhile, Megan Placito will return as Wendy Darling, a role she’ll also be playing in the upcoming film Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare. Similarly, Roxanne McKee will reprise her Bambi: The Reckoning role as Xana, and Lewis Santer will bounce back into the cinematic universe as the evil version of Tigger from Blood and Honey 2.

The confirmed cast of Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble includes:


Actor

Poohniverse Role

Scott Chambers

Christopher Robin

Scott Chambers looking scared as Christopher Robin in Winnie-the-Pooh Blood and Honey 2

Megan Placito

Wendy Darling

Megan Placito looks up with tears in her eyes in The Doctors

Roxanne McKee

Xana

Roxanne McKee's Nicky sees one of the hooded killers in F a.k.a. The Expelled

Lewis Santer

Tigger

Lewis Santer glowers at the camera in a promo image

Related

Where To Watch Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood & Honey 2 – Showtimes & Streaming Status

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Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble Story Details

Pooh & His Evil Pals Team Up

Tigger confronting Christopher Robin in Winnie-the-Pooh Blood and Honey 2


Unlike the Avengers movies which see the heroes come together to fight evil, Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble is going to be the exact opposite. While specifics are still being kept under wraps, Monsters Assemble will do just that by bringing together the twisted versions of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Piglet, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi, The Mad Hatter, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Though the band of slashers will likely team up, some friction within the group is also promised, meaning a few monsters might tussle as well.

Interestingly, several of the promised villains haven’t been introduced into the Twisted Childhood Universe yet, including the Mad Hatter and Sleeping Beauty, and it will likely take some creative storytelling to shoehorn them in. Though a Sleeping Beauty movie is promised in the future, it won’t likely come out before Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble. How the heroes like Christopher Robin and Xana fit into the story also hasn’t been revealed yet.

Poohniverse Monsters Assemble Poster

Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble (2025)

Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble is a horror film that acts as the culmination of the Winnie-the-Pooh horror franchise that began with Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey. Inspired by Freddy vs. Jason and The Avengers, Poohniverse will show Pooh, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, Pinocchio, Piglet, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi, The Mad Hatter, Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell team up to destroy the world.


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