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Is This Our 1st Tease of Mr. Hyde? Or Is Dr. Jekyll Just Having A Laugh?

Russell CroweL to R: Tom Cruise; Russell Crowe. Photo by Chiabella James.

Since Russell Crowe was originally cast as Dr. Jekyll, many have wondered if we’d be seeing his more monsterous alter-ego, Mr. Hyde, in The Mummy. While there have been hints of Hyde throughout the marketing for The Mummy, including the revelation of a fight scene between Crowe and Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton that took six days to film, we don’t know much else.

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe recently joined Instagram and today he posted the following video:

Meanwhile… back in the coal mine. @TheMummy June 2017.

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While Mr. Crowe is known to have a laugh every now and then, it would make perfect sense that he’s doing ADR for The Mummy ahead of its June 9th release. Throughout the trailers and tv spots released, we’ve heard a good sampling of how Mr. Crowe will sound as Dr. Jekyll, but we’ve never heard him speak like this. It’s quite possible that we’ve just heard our first tease of Mr. Hyde, along with an acknowledgement that Hyde DOES in fact appear in The Mummy, alongside Sofia Boutella’s Ahmanet.

But who is he talking to? Who do you think he’s speaking with as Hyde (if Hyde does indeed appear)? While I cannot confirm any of these details, I’d offer that he’s speaking with Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton!

As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on The Mummy and the Universal Monsters Universe of films.

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)

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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 (1)

  1. Personally, I think it’s a given that Hyde will absolutely show up in The Mummy! It’s called cinematic universe building! Universal is not going to throw away the opportunity to get audiences excited for future installments of this universe!


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