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Stuntman Tom Cruise Brings “Great Action and Real Thrills” to “The Mummy”!

Universal releases new featurette that explores Tom Cruise performing all of his own stunts in “The Mummy.”

Universal, via SyFy, has released yet another BTS featurette for The Mummy – a day before #MummyMondays! In the latest video, we get an inside look into all of the stunts Tom Cruise performed while filming the upcoming Universal Monsters film. While Cruise, 53/54 while filming The Mummy, is known for spectacular stunts in his Mission: Impossible series, he’s always sure to do the stunts for real in his other films as well and The Mummy is no exception. From running across rooftops in Namibia to filming in Zero G in England, check out all the exciting action that you’ll soon see in Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy next month!

“The Mummy is going to have great action and real thrills. We wanted it to be wild, violent and erratic and spontaneous.” – Tom Cruise

I could not be more excited for The Mummy and it’s always fun watching Tom Cruise on the big screen. He’s naturally very entertaining and all of his films are always very enjoyable. The Mummy looks to be just as exciting as some of his best films and it will be interesting to see a blend of “wild, violent and erratic and spontaneous” action with “real thrills.” The Mummy does have a very Uncharted vibe to it with the combined elements of action and horror and it’s almost certain fans and newcomers to the Universal Monsters are going to have a great film to see this June 9th.

In slightly other news, the latest BTS video confirms that Courtney B. Vance’s character’s name is Col. Greenway. NOT Gideon Forster. In the first cast photo released a year ago, Vance’s uniform read Greenway so it is nice to see full confirmation of the character’s name for those that have been following.

Tom Cruise

L to R: Jake Johnson as Sgt. Vail, Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey, Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, & Courtney B. Vance as Col. Greenway. [Photo by Chiabella James]

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)

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 (5)

  1. CinemaConFan May 7, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

    Wow, time sure has blown by! The Mummy is almost exactly a month away! Do you think there will be a third trailer released Steven? I do.

    It has been really cool seeing TV spots for The Mummy during the NBA playoff games. The other night – not only was there a Mummy ad, but an announcer was basically saying “this broadcast is sponsored by Universal Pictures’ The Mummy starring Tom Cruise”! The NBA finals start June 1st….so talk about Universal perfectly timing the release of the movie.

    Also, as always, thank you for the Uncharted mention! And on that note, I’ve been surprised at how long it’s been since we last got an update on the Uncharted movie. The last I remember hearing was Shawn Levy responding via Twitter to a fan’s concern on February 24th that Uncharted was going to be R rated, to which Levy indicated that there’s nothing to worry about (which means he’s aiming for PG-13, which is exactly what I think it should be). I really hope the movie hasn’t gotten stuck in development hell and that they’re making excellent progress, but are just doing a very good job keeping it under wraps. The script was very well received by Sony per Joe Carnahan…and I want to see casting news or something in the trades ASAP to show this movie isn’t dead.



    • I’m with you on the Uncharted front, but I think “The Mummy” will certainly hold us over until then – especially with the kind of action they’re going to deliver. As for another trailer? I wouldn’t be surprised if we get one more, but I think Universal is looking more towards short trailers via social media and BTS featurettes via SyFy for the film. One month from today and the movie is out! That’s what’s really exciting.

      • Certainly! I almost wonder if Sony would hold off on Uncharted announcements until soon after the opening weekend results of The Mummy are in….to get a good feel of audience appetite from our current “tentpole every week” environment for a true action/adventure movie. Confirmation of the results would happen Monday, June 12….which just so happens to be the day of PlayStation’s big pre-E3 press conference…which more than likely will feature the upcoming standalone Uncharted: The Lost Legacy set for release on August 22! So even if the Uncharted movie falls apart (please don’t let that happen Sony), there’s still an amazing “final” game coming…..which I don’t think for a minute will be the last one because this franchise is way too creatively rich and monetarily profitable to end…if Naughty Dog is done with the series for good, another developer will eventually get a chance to work on it someday…and perhaps sooner than many are expecting….just think of the synergy of future Uncharted movie (whether the first one or a sequel) released alongside an Uncharted game….that’s way too good of an opportunity to pass up creatively and financially.

        • I know we’re both big Uncharted fans so to have a film releasing around a game would be so much fun. I’m very excited for The Lost Legacy. That features two of my favorites from the series. It’ll be interesting, either way, to see what is revealed during PS pre E3 conference.

          • Wait, so have you finished (or even started) Uncharted 4 yet?

            I’m really looking forward to seeing how Sony will respond to Project Scorpio! I think they are going to spank Microsoft really hard in the exclusives department! Xbox really needs to get their act together and start heavily investing in big narrative/single-player experiences like Sony does. Certainly they should keep investing in Gears of War and Halo, but we need some huge new IPs! I want Xbox’s answer to Uncharted and Horizon: Zero Dawn. But that said, I’m really excited for Scorpio….because it’ll be the best console destination to play the big upcoming AAA multiplatform games such as Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars: Battlefront II!

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