The Mummy The franchise is one of Universal’s most popular creations of all time.
Based on the original The Mummy (1932), the remake starring Brendan Fraser made its debut in 1999 and included a cast that included Rachel Weiss (Evelyn Carnahan), John Hannah (Jonathan Carnahan) and Arnold Vosloo (Imhotep). The Mummy Returns (2001]) featured the same cast of characters as some newcomers, including Freddie Boath (Alex) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Scorpion King).
Seven years later, after a few The Scorpio King spin-off, Fraser returned to the franchise The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), with Maria Bello now reprising the role of Evelyn Carnahan.
After less than stellar reactions from fans, Universal decided it needed to restart the series and created The Mummy (2017), starring Tom Cruise (Nick Morton), Sofia Boutella (Ahmanet) and Annabelle Wallis (Jenny Halsey). This movie was considered to be the jump point for “Dark Universe”, but the download was not good overall and the Dark Universe stopped indefinitely.
New report suggests Universal refer to the original cast The Mummy 4.
The report states:
A Brenaissance is happening. Before 2021, it had been a long time since Brendan Fraser was in the spotlight. This year, however, the public saw him return in a big way. After a useful video of the star went viral, fans gathered to applaud the actor, waiting for news of more upcoming roles for his big comeback. His fans want to see him succeed. This is something that studios pay attention to. Now, after some work from one of our trusted and proven insider sources, we have learned that because of the way Brendan Fraser fans have gathered for him, Universal wants to see him return as Rick O’Connell for The Mummy 4.
The publication also notes that there were previous plans for a fourth installment starring Fraser, according to information The Mummy: Rise of the Aztec. The villain of the film was rumored to be Antonio Banderas and was scheduled to take place in South America and not in Egypt.
Whether or not Universal decides to bring back the original cast, including Fraser, it will be interesting to see how The Mummy 4 evolves and what the final product looks like when they actually confirm the story and the cast of characters.
In related news, Universal Orlando announced a long closing for the dark coaster The Revenge of the Mummy, starting in January. The route is expected to reopen at the end of the summer of 2022.
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