Russell Crowe’s Role in The Mummy Reboot Strengthens Cinematic Universe Thread
So we’ve already seen the trailer for the new ‘The Mummy” trailer and we have bits and pieces on who plays who except for Russell Crowe who just popped out somewhere in the trailer around the time all hell breaks loose with Sofia Boutella’s Mummy character.
We know that Tom Cruise will be THE man to actually beat the Mummy in the end ala Brendan Frasier in the old ‘Mummy’ trilogy. So who is Crowe (Man of Steel, Gladiator) playing?
The answer not only spoils a lot but also puts a strong emphasis that Universal is definitely building a cinematic universe for their monster franchise.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Crowe plays the role of Dr. Jekyll (from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). No other detail has been revealed but MAAAAAAAAAANNNNN Crowe’s fashion sense here definitely screams duality.
I think its a good idea to introduce a character slowly to help make fans more comfortable with a character as classic as Mr. Hyde. Now that we’ve already seen what the human looks like, it also gives us a benchmark for what the beast should look like.
So while we all hate “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” you have to admit that they were on the right track with their rendition of Mr. Hyde.
Yeah but LXG still sucked major balls.
The Mummy Synopsis
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess 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.