It’s time for you to cry for your Mummy again. Or Tom Cruise. One of those two. Yes, Universal have dropped a new trailer for the upcoming reboot of their classic movie monster franchise The Mummy. This movie kicks off Universal’s new shared movie monster universe, which really needs an official name now, because that is taking way too long to type (Sorry, Universal. Monsterverse already got snapped up last month by Legendary for their Godzilla/King Kong universe).

This new Mummy movie sees Tom Cruise on full Cruise control, pulling off more ridiculous stunts for real as a special forces operative that has to face down this new undead monster, which is being played onscreen by a female for the first time. The female in this case being Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond fame. And she’s definitely a big departure from the cinematic Mummies of the past, as you can see in the action packed new trailer above!

Besides for just showing off how physical this new Mummy can be on top of all her vast magical powers of VFX, this new preview also gives us a fairly good rundown of just how Cruise’s character, Nick Morton, and what appears to be his fellow soldier in Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail, get tangled up in this whole adventure. Johnson also appears to possibly be playing to type here as the funny supporting character. Just how effective/annoying he will be will have to be seen, but at least it’s good to know that this reboot isn’t completely throwing out the lightness of the Brendan Fraser movies (though I have to admit that I already miss that 1940s pulpy tone).

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The official plot synopsis is as follows:

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) 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. 

The Mummy also stars Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. It was written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus) and Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and is directed by Alex Kurtzman (writer/producer on Star Trek franchise), who is also producing along with producers Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious franchise) and Sean Daniels (The Mummy trilogy). It is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017.

Last Updated: April 3, 2017

Kervyn Cloete

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  • Hammersteyn

    Fun fact, Tom is older than the mummy, even though he doesn’t look it…. maybe he’s a mummy to?

      • Hammersteyn

        XD yes! Exactly

      • Original Heretic
        • miaau

          No, that was Brad Pitt, pretty sure of that.

          • Original Heretic

            I beg to differ. Cruise is far more evil.

          • miaau

            Seen Meet Joe Black?

          • Original Heretic

            I saw Claire Forlani in that. Was Brad in there, too?

          • miaau

            He was Joe Black.

            And he was death, not the devil.

          • Original Heretic

            Death and taxes. Yup, I remember it very clearly.
            He played Death, Hopkins was his “victim” that he tagged along with, etc etc.

      • miaau

        Perhaps just healthy living, plenty of exercise and eating right?

        AND wow.

        • Original Heretic

          “eating right”? Does eating the souls of children count as “eating right”?!?

          • miaau

            Well, I do not have the definition of “eating right” that Mr Cruise uses.

            Perhaps it does. I do not, however, recall reading in the media that he regularly does this and I would think someone would notice.

            Maybe “eating right” refers to the pre-surgery cocktail of drugs taking before surgical “correction” of some of the signs of ageing in the facial region?

    • MonsterCheddar

      Its ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that is in reference to you Bro. Not Hot Mummy….

      • Hammersteyn


  • miaau

    Same writer and main actor as Jack Reacher movie. I enjoyed the movie quite a lot, was pulpy and stuff but so much fun to be had.

    BUT they have a lot to live up to here. This was a great date movie series for wife and my self (we hated the horror genre, but this). Had everything, humour, action and all that. Mummy returns was far superior to The Mummy, though.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      They’ve stated they want to move away from the tone of those movies and make this version more of a horror – although from the trailer it looks more like action.

      • Yeah, if they go proper horror, then I’m ok with losing the pulpy tone. I don’t just want a Transformers movie with undead ladies instead of robots though

        • miaau

          Well, I liked the original style. It also made the movie far more accessible to different audiences.

          Or is Horror genre watchers big enough on their own? Judging by the amount of crap horror movies over the last 15 years (Saw, ring, Hostel, et al) I imagine so.

      • miaau

        I would like the tone of Mummy Returns, some action, some humour, some character building, minor horror elements. Very watchable and fun.

  • MonsterCheddar
  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    WATCHING !!!

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