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Lizzie GeorgiouRussell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll. Photo by Chiabella James.

Universal releases new sneak peak for “The Mummy” offering first look at Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

With three Mondays left in SyFy’s #MummyMondays series, today Universal has released a first look at Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The famous literary monster, created by Robert Louis Stevenson, is brought to life by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and will be seen in not only The Mummy, but across upcoming Universal Monsters films. While plans are still being worked out on upcoming Universal Monsters projects, The Mummy will be the first film to introduce audiences to “a new world of gods and monsters” – a world in which The Mummy and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde exist in modern day society!

Since the casting of Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy, fans have wondered on whether or not we’d see his more monsterous alter-ego, Mr. Hyde. With Universal’s latest sneak peak and a clever Instagram post from a few weeks ago, it seems quite safe to say that audiences will be seeing two monsters in Alex Kurtzman’s first chapter in the Universal Monsters Universe of films. “The central character behind all of the events of the movie is Dr. Henry Jekyll, famous for being Jekyll and Hyde.” says film producer, Sean Daniel. In the sneak peak, we see more behind the scenes footage of Prodigium and more of a why to the reason we see Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton fight Crowe’s Jekyll/Hyde. It’s all very exciting so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

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 (2)

  1. What did I tell y’all?! I wasn’t wondering if Hyde would show up, I fully expected it! This is going to be so much fun “it takes a monster to fight a monster”! #YES #CinematicUniverseBuilding #ThisBetterBeABoxOfficeHit #ItBetterNotBombLikeKingArthurJustDid (which I highly enjoyed and am very disappointed a sequel is off the table)!


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