Universal Pictures released the first full-length trailer of The Mummy and it will leave you scared as hell! The trailer starts with a scene shot in an airplane. Everything seems to be calm and in control at first. And while you wait with bated breath for something to happen, it all hits you right in the head with a brick! Deafening explosions and a lot of screaming are all part of this disaster scene. The first trailer for The Mummy has Tom Cruise standing in the way of a 5,000-year-old threat. But will he be able to save the world? In a recent interview, director Alex Kurtzman revealed that he might not be able to! However, what excites us is Universal’s plan to bring its Monsters back from from the dead.
The studio plans for a shared universe featuring its monsters (Javier Bardem is on board for a future Frankenstein film, while Johnny Depp has signed on for The Invisible Man). Marvel and DC have already raked in a lot of moolah at the box office and now Universal wants to follow suit by creating a monster universe. Excited much? We are too. However, what happens to the films that follow will depend a lot on how The Mummy’s rebooted version fares at the BO. And thankfully, director Kurtzman is aware of this fact and therefore is doing all that he can to make a great Mummy movie. In an interview, he said, “It’s not so much building a universe. It’s ‘Make a great Mummy movie.’ Now, if in the context of making a great Mummy movie, you can plant the seeds for something else, fantastic. But the only way you can get there, is if those seeds can be planted organically and if can be part of The Mummy story, first and foremost.” (ALSO READ: Scientology has helped me incredibly in my life: Tom Cruise)
On why he chose to start the monster universe with The Mummy, he said, “You will come to understand is the Mummy exists in a continuum of monsters and have been around for potentially longer than we have. Part of why we wanted to start with The Mummy was she was one of oldest ones. She’s 5,000 years old,” said Kurtzman talking about the film’s villain, played by Algerian actress Sofia Boutella. The film is the latest remake in The Mummy franchise, the first of which was made in 1932. Later, Brendan Fraser starred in a trilogy of Mummy movies around 1990s – 2000s. In the latest The Mummy makeover, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance will also play important roles along with Tom and Sofia. (ALSO READ: Nicole Kidman opens up about her marriage to Tom Cruise)
We also hear that actor Russell Crowe could play a key character in the film, binding all things together for the possibility of the shared universe. The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017. While the trailer is getting rave reviews, Brendan Fraser fans are not too happy. They took to Twitter to express disappointment. Some even saying that the reboot version was uncalled for since the previous ones starring Fraser were so perfect. It was funny to see how The Mummy and Brendan Fraser were both trending on twitter at the same time. Check out some tweets of the unhappy and some angry fans here. (ALSO READ: Tom Cruise is a generous actor says Edward Zwick)