The Mummy

Hell hath no fury like an evil future queen scorned! The second trailer for the Tom Cruise film ‘The Mummy’ has arrived and it really amps up the action!

The trailer delves more into the backstory of The Mummy who we learn is named Ahmenet (Sofia Boutella) and was chosen to be Egypt’s next Queen. However, her lust for power led her on a dark and evil path and she had to be stopped. Now she has returned thanks to Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). As Sgt. Vail tells him, “You can’t run. You can’t escape. She’s got plans for you.”

Tale a look below!

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.

Universal has been planning its cinematic monster universe for some time now and ‘The Mummy’ is “the first movie out of the monster universe gate” according to Alex Kurtzman who also directed the film. Other films currently in development in this universe include ‘Van Helsing,’ ‘The Invisible Man,’ ‘ The Wolfman,’ ‘Frankenstein,’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein.’ Of course, the fate of these movies all depends on how ‘The Mummy’ fares at the box office.

So far, wrap me up as one who is looking forward to this film!

What do you think? Can Universal pull off a cinematic monster universe? Does ‘The Mummy’ look like a great start? Comment below in the usual spot!

‘The Mummy’ unleashes her fury in theaters on June 9.

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