According to New York Times, the 53-year-old filmmaker was offered the chance to take over Universal Pictures' Dark Universe project which would bring back the classic Universal Monsters in a shared cinematic world but he turned down the offer, a decision he now believes was the wrong one.
In an interview, Del Toro said, "The only time that I repent I didn't do something was in 2007, when Universal in an incredibly gentle and beautiful manner said do you want to take over the Monster Universe? And they gave me the reins of several properties, and I didn't do it. That I repent. So this is a confessional moment, I repent. That's the only thing."
Depp was set to play 'The Invisible Man' in a separate project. (ANI)