So, let's be honest. When you first heard that Universal is rebooting The Mummy without Brendan Fraser (but with Tom Cruise) to jumpstart a classic monster cinematic universe — featuring Dracula, the Wolf Man, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Russell Crowe), the Invisible Man (Johnny Depp), Van Helsing, Frankenstein's creature and his bride — you probably rolled your eyes at the latest proof that Hollywood is totally out of new ideas.
Well, the new full trailer for 2017's The Mummy just dropped, and if you ask us, it looks better than it sounds on paper:
The trailer begins with Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) airlifting an Egyptian tomb out of the desert, but his plane crashes — leaving Morton zipped up in a morgue. THE END. Just kidding! Cruise's dead AF body jolts awake, apparently part of a curse linked to the mummy, an ancient princess played by Star Trek Beyond's Sofia Boutella. He meets Russell Crowe's Dr. Henry Jekyll, who's been collecting monsters for awhile — and explains that "she will claim what she has been denied."
Cruise and Crowe fight, people run around the desert with guns blazing, the mummy does mummy stuff, and you aren't reminded of The Scorpion King. So, consider us cautiously optimistic! If you are too, check out what director Alex Kurtzman had to say about the future of the expanded Universal monsterverse.
But c'mon, can't they at least give Brendan Fraser a cameo or something? Dude needs the work.
Here's a behind-the-scenes video:
Here are more images from Universal:
The Mummy opens in theaters on June 9, 2017.