We reported last week on a rumor that Universal was supposedly considering making a second HHN type event for 2021. If it happens, it was rumored to be held in the summer months and would be a mixture of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime and Gaming. HHNU affectionately labeled the proposed new event as “Sci-fi Summer Nights.”
However, working with our buddies at Screamscape who have also received similar rumors, we can confirm that Universal has also trailed a similar event between 2016 to 2019 at Universal Studios Japan, named Universal Cool Japan.
The Universal Creatives created a number of temporary mini-attractions for the extra-hard-ticketed event in Japan. These special attractions included: Godzilla, Sailor Moon (plus many other Anime shows), video game Monster Hunter, Detective Conan, Final Fantasy and Resident Evil.
The Godzilla 4D looked very cool:
Where the rumors and surveys for Universal Orlando have differed from the Japan offerings is that they have included more horror and sci-fi elements plus many mentions of Nintendo (which Universal is now in partnership with). Screamscape reported that the full IP list that was contained in the survey was:
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Fantastic Beasts
Series: Westworld, Dr Who, Star Trek, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, The Witcher
Games: Final Fantasy, Minecraft, Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, Fortnite, Legend of Zelda,
Anime: Dragon Ball, Death Note, Spirited Away, Attack on Titan, Naruto,
So hopefully this will give us a taster of what devilish plans are in store for us soon!
Would you like a 2nd HHN every year that was more focused on science-fiction and video game properties? Let us know in the comments!
Remember: these are just rumors and nothing is confirmed until Universal says otherwise.