It seems like Universal Pictures is hoping to replicate Marvel Studios‘ success by launching its very own cinematic universe with a slew of classic movie monster reboots.

The Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe will begin in 2017 with a reboot of “The Mummy” and according to Variety, American actor Tom Cruise may have just landed a role in it.

Source: Comic Book
Source: Comic Book

In a report by Variety, Cruise is currently in talks to star in “The Mummy” reboot.


The actor is not expected to produce the adventure horror film as a source told Variety that he may play a major role. However, details regarding his role in the reboot have yet to be confirmed.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2” writer and producer Alex Kurtzman will be directing it based on Spaihts’ screenplay. He will also produce alongside “Fast & Furious 7” writer Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Both Kurtzman and Morgan are hired by Universal to develop a universe out of the studio’s library of classic monster movies.

Source: Hey U Guys
Source: Hey U Guys

The original “Mummy” film series stars Brendan Fraser in leading role. The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker.

He and his team were surprised about the fact that the terrorists within the bunker turned out to be some grave robbers who have all magically died.Tyler and his team entered the bunker and succumbed to some mystical forces out of their control. They then realised the bunker they have entered is actually a centuries old tomb.

Cruise will be seen next in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and “Mission: Impossible 6”. He was eyeing a reunion with “Gambit” director Doug Liman on the space adventure film, “Luna Park”.

“The Mummy” reboot is set to be released on 24th March 2017.

Sources: Variety, IMDb.

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