Say what you will about Tom Cruise, but he’s an awesome actor, and knowing he’s going to star in another genre film gets me all tingly inside.
While rumored to be circulating Universal’s monster revivals, the star of War of the Worlds is now officially attached to The Mummy, the first (not counting Dracula Untold) of the new expanded universe.
Because of Cruise committing, Universal has been forced to shift the release date, setting it for June 9, 2017.
As reported last month, Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s Sofia Boutella is starring as the film’s monster with Alex Kurtzman directing from Jon Spaihts’ modern day script.
Universal is planning an Avengers-style universe, which means we should expect Cruise to appear in other tie-ins down the road. As I’ve been saying since day one, I’m pretty sure Cruise will play Van Helsing and reprise the role in the feature film of the same name – after we see Frankenstein, and his Bride, the Wolf Man, the Creature From the Black Lagoon and even the Invisible Man back in theaters. (There’s talk of Scarlett Johansson toplining the Creature From the Black Lagoon reboot with the studio targeting Angelina Jolie Pitt for the leading role in Bride of Frankenstein.)
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!