When Marvel united The Avengers on the big screen in 2012 they did more than create a blockbuster; they created a blueprint to franchise filmmaking that would be copied by every other studio from that point forward. Warner Bros has had their ups and downs creating the DCEU. Legendary is currently two films into their own Monster-verse, that will culminate in heavyweight fight between King Kong and Godzilla. Next up is Universal, who are preparing to launch an ambitious cinematic universe featuring the classic monsters from the black & white era of film, including The Invisible Man, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, and The Mummy.
Universal’s approach to creating their Horror-verse is to build a firm foundation based on Hollywood star power. This is evidenced with the casting of Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, as well as Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll and Tom Cruise in this summer’s The Mummy.
Today, the second trailer for the upcoming action-thriller dropped, giving audiences a better look at the visual effects and scale of the film. Despite the star power of Cruise, Sofia Boutella is clearly getting the spotlight as the title character. Showing off a much more physical and feminine version of the Mummy than has previously been seen on screen. It’s hard to fault the ambition of the movie, which holds the responsibility of kicking off the Horror-verse in a spectacular fashion. Enjoy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy opens on June 9th, 2017.