It may sound a bit funny, but Universal making a shared continuity out of its classic monsters isn’t a bad or even a new idea. Unfortunately, in its inaugural film The Mummy, the studio just managed to completely miss what made these characters work in the first place.
The Mummy is the first movie in the “Dark Universe,” a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very…
Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense.
Universal has officially unveiled the “Dark Universe,” the name for its shared universe of monster movie reboots now kicking off with The Mummy next month. It’s also confirmed some major cast members and the next ghoulish entry in the franchise.
Though The Mummy stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, one of the most intriguing characters is played by Russell Crowe. The Oscar winner is Dr. Jekyll, a key figure in the new Universal Monsters film universe, and this new video reveals his dark side.
When the first trailer for The Mummy dropped a few weeks ago, it was, like most action movie trailers, a cacophony of sound and fury... but thanks to a delightful IMAX goof, now we sort of can imagine what it sounds like during filming, which it turns out is kind of silly.
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman’s version of the classic Universal monster: the Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we’re used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Our first look at The Mummy was filled with a bit more explosive action than perhaps some of the creepy dread you might have expected from an update to the classic monster movie. But to accompany the trailer Universal has also released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that’s a little more measured—and filled with…
“Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That’s the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first film in a new shared cinematic world filled with Universal…
Despite what it may look like at the start, this is not a trailer for Mission: Impossible 6. Sure, there’s Tom Cruise, on a plane, in the middle of a huge action scene. But once the ancient evil lady starts walking around, it’s obvious this is something quite different. This is The Mummy.
Universal’s latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe’s hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.)
The writer of the Mummy reboot promises it’ll be terrifying. Scarlett Johansson discusses being the star of Ghost in the Shell. A familiar face is returning to iZombie. Plus, casting for Jurassic World 2, new footage from Moana and Star Wars Rebels, and behind-the-scenes images from Rogue One. Spoilers now!
See Supergirl’s Man of Steel in action with new set footage. Kevin Feige explains why 3D is so important to Doctor Strange. Plus, new looks at Suicide Squad and The Mummy, Vampire Diaries casting, and a creepy new look at The Exorcist. To me, my Spoilers!
There are more rumors about Supergirl’s tumultuous renewal chances. Ben Affleck gets even more involved with the Justice League movie. The Warcraft film shows off its magic. A familiar face is returning to Arrow. Plus new Game of Thrones teases, and the first story details for The Mummy reboot. Spoilers get!
Sam Jackson confirms when he’ll return to the Marvel movieverse. Will Smith teases an encounter with the Dark Knight in Suicide Squad. A familiar face is confirmed for The Defenders. Arrow’s producers promise better flashbacks. Plus, teases for an ‘explosive’ opening to the next season of The Walking Dead. To me, my…
The Wonder Woman movie is arriving a little sooner than expected. Maisie Williams says the next season of Game of Thrones sets up the show’s ending. Plus, the first set pictures from The Mummy, the return of Sherlock, and pictures from the second season premiere of Outlander. To me, my Spoilers!
There could be more Dark Tower casting on the way. Chadwick Boseman teases Black Panther’s arrival in Civil War, while Clark Gregg discusses how Agents of SHIELD will acknowledge the movie. Plus, good news for Into the Badlands, and try not to be surprised at the prospect of even more Star Wars. Spoilers!
Teams Cap and Tony reveal why they chose their sides in Civil War. Ben McKenzie teases doom to come on Gotham. Gal Gadot talks the independence of Diana in Wonder Woman. Plus, Episode VIII set pictures, and a new look at next week’s Walking Dead. To me, my Spoilers!
Has Cate Blanchett’s Thor role finally been revealed? Tom Cruise is definitely joining The Mummy. Deadpool gets even more hilarious advertising. Plus, the first clip from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and new pictures from iZombie and The X-Files. To me, my Spoilers!
Looks like those recent rumors about Universal looking to gender-swap some of the stars of their Universal Monsters reboots might have been true! New reports suggest that rising Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on to terrorize the world as the iconic monster.