Tom Cruise to fight 'The Mummy' in franchise reboot

Brendan Fraser (remember him?) is out, Cruise is in.

Ben Gourlay
Published Thu, Jan 21 2016 3:56 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Universal Pictures have been wanting to get a feature film reboot of 'The Mummy' franchise since the disappointing 2008 sequel 'Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' for a number of years, and now that Tom Cruise is officially on board it should progress pretty quickly, with a June 2017 release date set by the studio.

Tom Cruise to fight 'The Mummy' in franchise reboot |

According to Variety, Cruise won't just star, but will also "play a major part in development". Sofia Boutella has also signed on to play the titular role of the mummified undead.

The film will act as a vehicle to re-introduce the world to Universal's stable of classic monster characters, including The Invisible Man, Dracula and Frankenstein which are expected to culminate in a Marvel style cinematic universe.


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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