Tom Cruise replaces Brendan Fraser as The Mummy lead.
In 1999, The Mummy was released starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The film spawned two sequels and all three films received mixed reviews.
Fast forward to 2016 and we now have confirmation that The Mummy reboot will star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: Secret Service). The film has also been given its release date in June 2017 which seems to coincide with the recently delayed Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will now release December 2017.
The Mummy will be part of a shared ‘Monster Universe’. Think Avengers and Justice League and you get the picture. Shared universes seem to be a trend now, looking to produce spin-off and team-up films (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).
It seems a bit out of the ordinary for Tom Cruise to join a film franchise. His history of films show how careful he is of roles. Mission: Impossible films being the only real franchise he has starred in. The Jack Reacher film is getting a sequel, however, and that will be in a string of follow-ups due to Cruise buying the rights to the Jack Reacher books.
With a star like Tom Cruise in a leading role for the reboot, it is surely going to be a good film, right?
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The Mummy reboot is set to release June 9th, 2017.