It looks like the Mummy franchise, like the Mummy itself is becoming immortal. We hear the following chatter regarding 3 more sequels thanks to our friends at MTV:
The franchise has been away from the big-screen for seven years. It’s changed directors. It even replaced its leading lady. And, yet, so confident was newcomer Maria Bello that the Mummy series hooked itself up to the rejuvenation machine – she recently promised MTV that there would be at least three more before all was said and done.
“I’ve got to talk to her. We need to compare notes!” star Brendan Fraser joked, playfully refusing to directly address Bello’s assertion. “I have to go read my agreement. Do I get to come back too?” Well, of course you do, sir, so no fair being coy – the Mummy’s already out of the sarcophagus, so to speak. Let’s take it as a given that there will be more sequels. Given the choice, then, how would you like your next ten years Mr. Fraser? Covered in sand or draped in foliage?
This franchise has certainly been good to Brendan Fraser, it has kept him gainfully employed for quite some time; and shall continue to do so.
I do not fancy the Mummy franchise, it’s ok action adventure entertainment; but it isn’t good enough to recommend to a friend in my books, and worth skipping in favor of other films. There is a real possibility that the new films could be better than the previous installments however, and may be worth checking out. At the end of the day mystical creatures are bitchin’, and it could be wise to give them a chance.
International friends – would you like to see the Mummy plod on, or would you prefer to see things wrapped up? (hardy, har, har)