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What Does Brendan Fraser Think of 2017’s ‘The Mummy’?

Brendan Fraser

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?

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17 years later and we still love Rick O’ Connell!

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 MummyThe 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.

SOURCES: Times of India; Twitter

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

About the author

Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

Readers Comments (7)

  1. Unless Brendan made those comments to your face, I would not be so quick to believe them. To begin with, he “apostrophes” and only a foreigner would say “I will buy the ticket” and “on the opening day.” Honestly, first photos from 2004 being passed off as “recent” everywhere online and now quotes being attributed to him that he never said. He isn’t bitter about the new movie but he isn’t supporting it either. Why should he ?

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    • We could see that you’re a Brendan Fraser fan just like us. Thank you for the comment.

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    • Hey ChamCham or should i call you Regan Fraser.

      What does your brother Brendan think about you talking like this about him. Just like in IMDB always acting like you know him and always telling people what they can or cant say about Brendan.

      If Brendan was here he would be ashamed of you

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      • I am not Regan, and you would know that if you had actually read enough of my posts on IMDb where I have accused others, probably you, of being Brendan’s errant brother. If you had read my comment sober, you would have seen that I was defending him (as usual)which has become a 24/7 job for which I am underpaid and overworked and from which I have decided to take a much needed hiatus permanently. Better things to do with better people than I have ever found on the internet. And IF Brendan were indeed here, I know that he would agree with me. Namaste.
        (unsubscribed from this blog as of right now.)

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  2. I think Brendan is more positive and he chose to look at the brighter side. From a different perspective, he is well-pleased to see that the blockbuster movie where he top-billed was given to an A-list and an academy award-winning actor Tom Cruise. It was not just given to somebody who is amateurish. That also goes to show Tom Cruise was impressed with the well-acted roles in the first Mummy trilogy and that he didn’t have second thoughts about accepting a hand-me-down role. A lot of reboot movies failed when they were not careful in selecting the casts like Superman returns, Incredible Hulk, , clash of the titans, karate kid, Arthur, fame etc. Brendan Fraser obviously is aware that it will take just a little time before he is ready for another new role just in case there’s sequel to the mummy reboot as he is still in the process of getting fit. And he is working on it progressively. His age doesn’t matter as he’s still good looking and more refreshed in his recent interviews. Even a more mature role he can handle better as he has got the right mind, attitude and right emotions for it. Brendan…you are very funny and no one can match your versatility and you are so eloquent the way you deliver your words during interviews makes you unique from everyone. We’re all happy and excited to see you back. More of Brenda Fraser please…

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  3. I think Brendan is more positive and he chose to look at the brighter side. From a different perspective, he is well-pleased to see that the blockbuster movie where he top-billed was given to an A-list and an academy award-winning actor Tom Cruise. It was not just given to somebody who is amateurish. That also goes to show Tom Cruise was impressed with the well-acted roles in the first Mummy trilogy and that he didn’t have second thoughts about accepting a hand-me-down role. Brendan Fraser obviously is aware that it will take just a little time before he is ready for another role just in case there’s a sequel to the mummy reboot as he is still in the process of getting fit. And he is working on it progressively. His age doesn’t matter as he’s still good looking and more refreshed in his recent interviews. Even a more mature role he can handle better as he has got the right mind, attitude and right emotions for it. Brendan…you are very funny and no one can match your versatility.You are so eloquent the way you deliver your words during interviews making you unique from everyone. We’re all happy and excited to see you back. More of Brendan Fraser please…

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  4. Sam Anderson Beaudry March 14, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

    OMG,I literally cannot stand Tom Cruise. I WILL NEVER pay money to see ANYTHING Cruise is in. Brendan Fraser, on the otherhand, I adore. LOTS of Iatse work up in Vancouver Andhra y British Columbia.

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