‘The Mummy’: Final Trailer Has Tom Cruise Going Dark

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The final official trailer has dropped for Universal’s The Mummy, the Tom Cruise-starring adventure that will kick off the studio’s monster universe.

It’s a fun, ultra-kinetic new trailer, showing off plenty of action and revealing more of the dark turns Cruise’s character will endure. As Russell Crowe’s Dr. Henry Jekyll says, “It takes a monster… to defeat a monster.”

There’s a lot riding on this one, considering the extended franchise Universal has in mind. The Invisible Man (Johnny Depp), Frankenstein’s Monster, Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, Gill-Man, and Bride of Frankenstein are among the monsters on the horizon, although it likely depends on the reception afforded to The Mummy as to whether the next chapter goes ahead. After all, the Luke Evans-starring Dracula Untold was intended to be the first film in this monsters reboot franchise, but the studio was forced to head back to the drawing board when the film failed to perform. Fingers crossed for this one.

The Mummy, also starring Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Marwan Kenzari, arrives in Australia on June 8 and opens in the US on June 9.

Synopsis for The Mummy:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

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.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

Image via Universal Pictures

Image via Universal Pictures

Image via Universal Pictures

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