Brendan Fraser, one of the most well known of 90’s stars, is best known for his lead role in Universal’s ‘The Mummy’ series. But what exactly does he think of 2017’s reboot and of Tom Cruise?
Brendan Fraser is back! He’s currently set to star in the upcoming season of SHOWTIME’s popular series The Affair and will next be seen in The Field, which features the directorial debut of India’s Rohit Karn Batra. Fraser, popular during the 90’s, may best be remembered as the swashbuckling adventurer and Indiana Jones successor, Rick O’ Connell, in The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. With the release of The Mummy and its sequel on Netflix a few months back, many have rediscovered this modern classic, while others have just been newly introduced to one of Universal’s longest running properties. It’s actually quite interesting that there’s a great body of people that are under the impression that Alex Kurtzman’s 2017 reboot is actually a remake of the 1999 version. The generality of the 1932 original by Karl Freund being overlooked is just yet another marker that the Universal Monsters films are generational, but that the ’99 action/adventure is still widely considered as the Mummy movie for general audiences.
In a recent interview with Brendan Fraser, he was asked what he thought “on Tom Cruise being roped in for The Mummy reboot,” and he had the following to say:
“I am flattered as Tom Cruise is a really big movie star. There were many movies made before the one that I was lucky to be a part of. I am certain that this one will be unique. I have met Tom before and he is a nice guy. He will be great and the film will be exciting. I will buy the ticket to watch it on the opening day.”
Brendan Fraser has always been one of the most entertaining, lovable, and down to earth of celebrities and it’s great hearing the kind sentiments and good will he’s expressed towards the production of Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, along with headlining star, Tom Cruise.
The Mummy opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)