Last year we first heard the rumblings about Tom Cruise joining Universal’s reboot of their “Mummy” franchise and now it looks like it’s actually going to happen.
Universal has announced today that Tom Cruise is set to star in the upcoming “Mummy” film which is set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman. While we don’t know who Tom Cruise will be playing, we do know that the titular Mummy will be played by Sofia Boutella. I haven’t seen a whole lot of Sofia Boutella, but she was fantastic as Gazelle in “Kingsman.”
Along with announcing a cast Universal also announced that the film will debut on June 9, 2017. So you can expect shooting to start relatively soon. Keep in mind, Universal is hoping to build a universe of connected films with their iconic monsters, so you can expect to see more of Cruise and Boutella in other monster-related films.
And don’t forget we may also be getting a “Bride of Frankenstein” movie starring Angelina Jolie. Big things are happening in the world of monsters.