When I think of The Mummy, I sadly think about the 1999 series with Brendan Frasier, but if you were to say Universal’s The Mummy, I would assume it’s the original black and white one from the 30’s. Apparently the Tom Cruise Mummy movie is more so a reboot of the 30’s Mummy than the 1999 movie series, as Universal unveils their ‘Dark Universe’ trailer which is, essentially, rebooting all of the old monster movies they did, which DID have crossovers
Is 2017 ready for this revival? I’m not sold yet. I hear that the June 9th Mummy movie is expected to perform very modestly at 40 million domestically when it cost 125 million to make. Furthermore, if Universal’s Dark Universe series includes realistic ghosts, say goodbye to showing it in China, because as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call demonstrated, that’s really not allowed in that country.
Will Dark Universe try to force another huge universe down our throat unexpectedly, like DC did with Man of Steel and Batman V Superman? This news should have come out really after people had a chance to see The Mummy I think.
No one went into a recent movie that comes to mind expecting it to be in The Unbreakable universe after all. Or is the fact that Universal expects The Mummy to under perform why they announced this? Sort of as a last ditch effort to influence people to go to a movie in order to see this rebirth of monster movies?
Only time will tell if this gamble by Universal pays off, but I sadly think that we all know how this is going to end…