This first full trailer for The Mummy reboot will claim what it has been denied!

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A few days ago we got our first glimpse at Universal’s new The Mummy reboot led by Tom Cruise. Who was once again running (of course). This time he’s hitting Cruise-ing away from Sofia Boutella’s titular rag-wrapped undead terror. And the snippet we saw actually looked really cool. But now we have a proper full trailer for what is supposed to be the first entry in Universal’s Cinematic Monster Movie Universe, and it looks… Well, actually, it looks damn good!

Check it out below!

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Firstly, whoa! That is looking rather awesome. I especially like the scenes shot inside the plane, which – true to Tom Cruise’s practical stunts craze – was done for real inside the infamous Vomit Comet used to shoot zero-gravity scenes for movies like Apollo 13.

Secondly, I don’t think I’ll be able to get Tom Cruise’s shrilling shriek of terror out of my head for a very long time.

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Thirdly, WAIT JUST ONE COUCH JUMPING MINUTE! Did we just see Tom Cruise die and then get resurrected? Is he somehow… part Mummy or something? Many folks have been wondering just how this shared cinematic universe is going to work, as unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where all the famous Avengers can have their own solo films in which they beat up some baddies and then come together to beat up a bigger baddie, here the baddies are the famous characters. I mean if this movie has Tom Cruise beating Sofia Boutella’s Mummy, then how can the Mummy team up with Frankestein’s monster at some point down the line, for example?

So this is where I don my tinfoil hat and get all conspiratorial: What if by the end of this movie, it’s actually Tom Cruise that somehow becomes the new Mummy?! I know it sounds odd and unlikely, but this is the internet, and we don’t need logic and sense around these parts!

The Mummy is the directing debut of Alex Kurtzman, most famous for writing producing on several major franchises like the new Star Trek movies and the Transformers franchise, and also co-creating Fringe. He will also be shepherding this entire now cinematic universe for Universal alongside Fast and Furious franchise producer Chris Morgan. The Mummy also stars Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe, and is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017.

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Last Updated: December 5, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • Hollywood running out of ideas xD

    • Andre Fourie

      Yes, its weird. Reboots all over the show, but no new original ideas.

      • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

        Reboots now a days, tend to make more money than the original ideas 🙁

        • Andre Fourie

          Yes, and it sucks. I mean a fresh idea every now and then wouldn’t hurt anyone. But these are instances where the Buck talks louder than the actual artistry.

          Get us some new monsters man.

        • Lord Chaos

          Just ’cause the movie prices have gone up higher than than the people who deiced to raise game prices while smoking whatever they could lay their hands on.

      • Captain JJ

        Like Star Wars Episode VII is a reboot combo of the older movies?:P

    • Naudran

      Isn’t this a reboot of a reboot though?

  • Andre Fourie

    Well, damn. I will go see this. OMW, those peepers. I’m rooting for the Mummy. Screw Tom Cruise.

    • Bruce Bielie

      “Screw” Tom Cruise. Interesting choice of words there…

      • Andre Fourie

        Well, yes thank you for pointing that Faux Pas out. 😀

        • Bruce Bielie

          We all know your VHS copy of Top Gun is stretched beyond help. What with all the times you rewatched that Volley Ball scene.
          Playin’ with the Boys is audio porn to you!
          But its OK. We do not judge here.

          • Andre Fourie


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      I’m sure Tom would enjoy it a little too much….

  • Andre Fourie

    “Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    Dude, I think she also just hates Dickhead Cruise, that’s why she is here.

  • DragonSpirit009

    At first I was “Ugh… why don’t they leave the older movies alone?!”
    Now after seeing that trailer I’m more like “I HAVE to go watch that!”

    • Andre Fourie

      I just think they could’ve found a better guy than Cruise. I really despise him. There are so many new action stars, why not go for someone that will not throw out a hip???

      • HvR

        He is waaay too short to throw out anything

        • Andre Fourie

          XD. Actually that is true. Hy kan ‘n kite onder ‘n mat vlieg.

          • HvR

            Something you can not deny is that Tom Cruise paved the way great actor like Peter Dinklage

      • DragonSpirit009

        I don’t have much of a problem with Tom Cruise… But I would like to see some new actors getting a chance to shine!
        But plus point we get to hear him scream like a little girl XD

  • Original Heretic

    Isn’t this the second in the monster movie shared universe? I know it wasn’t well received, but from what I can recall, Dracula Untold was the first.

    Or did they just scrap it?

    • Andre Fourie

      Was Dracula Untold on that list?

    • Dracula Untold was originally going to be the first movie, but then it wasn’t as well received as Universal would have liked. So they brought in Alex Kurtzman to spearhead this universe and retool it so that The Mummy kicks everything off. A different version of Dracula will be added at some point.

      • Original Heretic

        I actually just read this morning that they’ve now officially confirmed that it’s not part of the shared universe anymore.

  • HvR

    I are demanding the Afrikaans Mammies

    • Andre Fourie


    • Captain JJ

  • Bruce Bielie

    Imhotep! Imhotep!
    Oh sorry. Wrong Movie
    TopGun2! TopGun2!

  • For the Emperor!

    Refreshing to see the protagonist NOT holding the hand of the “damsel in distress” while running…though that could just be because Tom Cruise wanted his signature run in the movie 🙂

    • Lu

      Hahaha the only reason Tom Cruise runs with his nose so high in the air is he went to Waterkloof High School……

  • Matthew Holliday

    Tom Cruise really bothers me.
    He only plays Tom Cruise.
    This is basically going to be like, Mystical Mission Impossible.

    • Magoo

      Every movie trailer for a movie with Tom Cruise in it, is like a Tom Cruise advertisement.

      • Matthew Holliday

        Its a Tom Cruise advert, thinly veiled as a Hollywood blockbuster.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    And this time round, the mummy is truly a Mammie! 😀

  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Epic music… faced paced trailer… predictable Hollywood FX… meh. Let’s give this one a skip.

  • Skittle

    I miss Brendan Fraser.

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