Universal's The Mummy Reboot Gets Tom Cruise and New Release Date


The Mummy will be a part of Universal's new plan for a shared monster movie universe, and it now officially has Tom Cruise as part of the production. The release date was bumped slightly more than two months, to June 9, 2017 from its previous date of March 24. Alex Kurtzman is directing the film, with Sofia Boutella as the titular monster.

The greater universe is also being developed by Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with plans to reintroduce several of their classic monsters, eventually bringing them together, Avengers-style - whether that's to fight some greater evil, or to go be... scary... is yet to be revealed.

Jon Spaihts is writing the script for The Mummy, which will be set in present day, Variety reports.

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  1. This is great news. Cruise is one of the best actors out there, and for this film (and series) to get him is a huge accomplishment. This just upped my expectations immensely.

    • MouseTM
    • 17 Posts in 17 Months

    Oh God please no.. Is Cruise going to fight the Mummy of Ron Hubbard? Roflmao

    • Knalpot
    • 461 Posts in 29 Months

    Tom Cruise is an amazing action star, but I don't think he's a good fit in a green screen type of movie. He's probably one of the very few bonafide old school action movie stars we have left.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 26 Months

    Yawn, not another Mummy remake, nothing wrong with the last ones.

  2. Don't mind another Mummy pic, but Tom Cruise? Pass.

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