Published On: Thu, Oct 13th, 2022

Brendan Fraser Has Thoughts on That Failed ‘The Mummy’ Reboot (and the Idea of Coming Back Into the Franchise)

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Brendan Fraser onstage during "The Whale" UK Premiere during the 66th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 11, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for BFI)

A major new starring role in Darren Aronofsky’s buzzed-about The Whale, health issues, alleged sexual abuse by those in the industry, and then the cancellation of Warner Bros. Batgirl has right now as the first moment in over a decade that actor Brendan Fraser is a main figure in a major press tour. Yes, he’s a primary character in HBO Max’s ensemble Doom Patrol, but The Whale finally has Fraser front and center again (where he deserves to be). In interviews as of late, he’s been asked about his new film, but also questions people have wanted Fraser’s thoughts on over the last 10+ years—including his thoughts on The Mummy franchise.

Seeing two of the three Fraser’s The Mummy films a dozen times as a kid, I only knew the franchise as a “grown-up” VHS I was allowed to watch. It wasn’t until the last 5-6 years that I realized that Fraser had been in so many other movies (movies that were great and not so great). Because of my long-standing relationship with The Mummy, like the interviewers, I’m most interested in where he stands on The Mummy series. Fraser told Variety that in early 2023, he’s open to joining a continuation of the series if it works. Fraser stated, “I don’t know how it would work […] But I’d be open to it if someone came up with the right conceit.”

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