We know that ‘The Mummy‘ is one of the more talked about of the Universal Monsters reboots and now we have some potential details on what direction the plot might follow!
While ‘Dracula Untold‘ had to be re-shot in order to be the first official film in the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, ‘The Mummy’ is the one that has been most talked about and until now all we know of the film is that Alex Kurtzman will be directoring based on a script by Jon Spaiths and that the film is being produced by Chris Morgan. While the monsters will all be in a shared universe that will eventually tie into a giant monster fest, we’re still not sure which past The Mummy and Dracula will be included in it, though one can suspect we’ll be seeing Wolf Man, Frankenstein, and the Invisible Man at the very least.
While the rumor doesn’t have the complete plot it does say that this is what we can expect for the introduction to the film:
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi dessert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.
This makes you wonder if Colt will end up becoming The Mummy, the vessel of The Mummy, or the man cursed to fight this Egyptian monster. At least we now know a little of how this series may end up being introduced into a modern era.
What are your thoughts on this rumored introduction to ‘The Mummy’? Do you think this sounds like something that could draw you in or do they need to go back to the drawing board? Share your thoughts below!
‘The Mummy’ is set to shamble into theaters on June 24, 2016
Source: SuperHero Movie News