Funko cancels POP! vinyl figure of Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton from “The Mummy.”
While Funko’s POP! vinyl figures from The Mummy have started to hit store shelves, sadly there won’t be one POP making it to your collection anytime soon. We can confirm that Funko has cancelled their Nick Morton POP of the Tom Cruise character.
The Mummy Nick Morton POP vinyl figure was originally revealed back in February 2017, along with the POP’s of The Mummy and Ahmanet. It was previously seen on display at B/HI! Universal Showcase event.
The Mummy POP (#434) and Ahmanet POP (#435) are currently in stores now. While “licensing issues” was the reason cited for the cancellation of the first POP vinyl figure of Tom Cruise, there’s reason to believe that Cruise was the reason for its cancellation. The actor is known for not allowing his likeness to be used for merchandising and it is quite possible that this is what ultimately led to the cancellation of the Nick Morton POP! Whatever the reason may be, it’s quite disappointing to learn that we will not be getting a Nick Morton POP vinyl figure.
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)