Universal releases new tv spot for “The Mummy.”
It was widely believed that Universal would release their latest trailer for Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy during last night’s season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. But instead the latest trailer was released online early in the day. However, for those that watched The Walking Dead, Universal aired a slightly different trailer during the second to last commercial break during last night’s exciting season finale of the hit AMC series. You could view this tv spot below:
In the new tv spot for The Mummy, we definitively learn that Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton dies in the plane crash carrying the sarcophagus containing Sofia Boutella’s Ahmanet. He’s told that he’s “alive because of what [he] brought on that plane” and then welcomed to Prodigium by Russell Crowe’s Dr. Henry Jekyll. In the more Prodigium bent tv spot, we’re also told that Jekyll’s organization recognizes, examines, contains, and destroys evil. We even see more of Marwan Kenzari, who’s role has been a mystery up until now. Kenzari, who was cast right after Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson, is playing that of a Prodigium agent and right hand man to Crowe’s Jekyll.
While the money shot in this trailer is most certainly seeing Cruise’s Morton’s iris split just like Ahmanet’s, we’d be remiss to point out that this tv spot for The Mummy does showcase a jar containing a skull that looks awfully like a vampire’s! Let the world building of gods and monsters begin!
As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on 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.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)