Universal has been keeping the production of next summer’s The Mummy under some tight wraps. (See what I did there?) But with the reveal of the first trailer for the film last night, it seems like all bets are off. Today the studio released a short, behind-the-scenes featurette. And while does show a bit of the filming of the trailer’s signature plane crash sequence, it also reveals a whole lot more that wasn’t in the trailer, including what looks to be a knock-down fist fight between Cruise’s Nick Morton and Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll. And speaking of Crowe’s new version of Dr. Jekyll, it looks as if he is the head of some organization called Perdigium. As Crowe is signed for multiple films in Universal’s Monsters Cinematic Universe, it looks as if his character could be the “Nick Fury” of the franchise.
Here’s the studio’s official synopsis –
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
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.
The Mummy opens June 9, 2017.