Considering Imhotep's reign as the predominant mummy in movie monster history it seems unusual that Universal Pictures would abandon such an iconic character when attempting to build a cinematic universe of monster movies. But her need for more power drove her to a darker path, which was why she was forced to be mummified and imprisoned.
Here, the good doctor tells Nick of "the ultimate evil", an evil that chose him, using Nick to regain her powers. Tom Cruise stars in The Mummy 2017, in an obvious attempt on a film that is high on CGI and low (let alone original) on the story, going by the first trailer.
Russell Crowe also appears as Dr Jekyll, with reports that he will feature in a subsequent Dr Jekyll and Mt Hyde spin-off movie. We know she's an ancient princess discovered in a modern day war zone and awakened from a two-thousand year slumber. The film stars Tom Cruise, and offers a new take on the classic "Mummy" storyline that has been a part of Universal Pictures for decades. Playing a monster also terrified me.
His character Dr. Henry Jekyll will help connect the different movies in the universe, and he explains his role a bit in this teaser.
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"And if I want to take that fear to the next level, I want to believe that maybe that character will act unpredictably - like, maybe they'll do things even they don't want to do".
The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, joined by a cast including Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, TV's Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV's American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), Oscar® victor Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman.
Where the first trailer for The Mummy showed off some impressive stunt work, the second trailer fills in the background for this 2017 reboot.