As Universal kicks off what it is now calling its Dark Universe franchise with The Mummy, Tom Cruise has a lot riding on his shoulders. Monster movies are likely to fare pretty well in theaters, but if the big push doesn’t start strong, it may mean some serious adjustments to a theory that is apparently looking to dump a lot of cash into the budgets of several other films.
While the marketing push has been rather impressive for a remake/reboot that it isn’t completely clear anyone wanted, we haven’t had a lot of early images from the film. That might not be that surprising, as this may be the sort of film that doesn’t want to give too much away, but considering the trailers and now several TV spots for the film, you’d think they might have wanted to fan the flames of excitement a little sooner.
However we may want to look at that, we now have a set of interesting things to look at, and while they don’t reveal much in the way of the terror moments, they do give us a lot of hints at where things are going, and there are a couple of BTS moments as well.
The film stars – Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari and Russell Crowe, and is directed by Alex Kurtzman. Kurtzman is perhaps one of the more questionable aspects of the film, as he hasn’t really had a lot of directorial experience, though he has served as Producer on a lot of interesting titles, and wrote Star Trek Into Darkness, Spider-Man 2, as well as several other titles, including a lot of television. He’s also attached to direct Bride of Frankenstein.
As much as we may get a decent start into this idea that a monster universe can nudge its way into the popularity of superhero films, I’m still not sure how excited people are going to get for this one.
Take a look at the previews below and let us know what you think of this one.
The Mummy Images