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The Mummy: Why Was Tom Cruise Chosen For The Reboot?

When the teaser for The Mummy was released last week, everyone had goosebumps and thrilled for an exciting new adventure. The full theatrical trailer yesterday just added to the excitement already generated by this Tom Cruise-starrer.

A reboot of The Mummy trilogy that starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in 1999, 2001 and 2008, the reboot traces the journey of the mummy from fissure to resurrection to the destruction of the city. Cruise will star as Nick Morton, who led the transportation of the mummy for archaeological research.

The Mummy reboot is much, much scarier

In The Mummy trailer, Morton’s face froze and it was believed that he has foreseen the tragedy that will soon struck his team. Suddenly, the birds hovering around the mummy’s casket attacked the plane, which caused it to crash. Morton was able to save his love interest, Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) by opening her parachute.

Cruise’s character was presumed dead because he crashed along with the plane. The trailer showed him inside a body bag in the morgue but soon after, he woke up. In the next scene, he was telling Halsey that he saw Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) being resurrected.

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The trailer then showed Ahmanet reganing her powers and causing havoc in the city as Morton and Halsey run away from her. Of course, we’re assuming that at some point, Morton will gain some power of his own and be able to conquer Ahmanet.

Why Tom Cruise is the perfect fit for the reboot

The Mummy is based on the original classic starring Boris Karloff in 1932. It spawned four additional installments until the 1940s.

In 1959, British company Hammer Film Productions released a version starring Christopher Lee. Three additional movies were released until the 1970s.

It was in 1999 when Hollywood decided to produce a massive reboot loosely based on that 1932 film. The series starred Fraser and Weisz and grossed over $400 million. That first film was followed by two sequels in 2001 and 2008 and a spinoff series The Scorpion King starring Dwayne Johnson in 2002.

According to movie experts, The Mummy reboot looks a lot like a “supernatural Mission Impossible,” the movie franchise that turned Cruise into a household name. His role as Ethan Hunt, a seemingly indestructible spy, there is the perfect model for his character in the action-packed The Mummy.

The Mummy will hit theaters on June 9, 2017.

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