According to IMDb‘s page for The Mummy, actor Dylan Smith has been added to the cast of Universal’s 2017 remake/reboot being directed by Alex Kurtzman. As of now, this has not been reported elsewhere or given an announcement. Universal Monsters Universe will be sure to keep a close watch on this and update with any further information learned.
Dylan Smith is a recognizable and talented character actor with credits such as 300, Immortals, 2012’s Total Recall. and roles in series such as EastEnders and Ripper Street. Smith, a London based actor, is no stranger to the horror genre and starred in Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal. To learn more about that, check out Fangoria‘s interview with Dylan Smith.
If Dylan Smith has been cast, he’ll be joining the likes of Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as the iconic Universal Monster, The Mummy. As of now, Dylan Smith’s role has been undisclosed. My thoughts? He’s playing another army or special forces soldier either working with Tom Cruise or alongside Courtney B. Vance’s Army Colonel.
I personally think Dylan Smith would be a great addition to The Mummy as he’s someone who could easily fit in with the inspired cast that Universal has put together, particularly by Casting Director Lucinda Syson.
Dylan Smith is represented by Claire Hoath Management.
Stay tuned for more information.
The Mummy is scheduled for a June 9, 2017 release. It’s directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)