Brendan Fraser would 'absolutely' return for a 'Mummy' sequel
For many kids growing up the late nineties and early noughties, The Mummy was our generation's Indiana Jones. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah, it was a remake of the classic Universal horror film but with a swashbuckling pulp fiction twist. Everyone I knew had the VHS, and I must have seen it dozens of times in the past.
Check out the original trailer for The Mummy in the video below:
There was an attempt at a reboot starring Tom Cruise in 2017, which was meant to kickstart the so-called ''Dark Universe'' - a series of interconnected movies starring well-known characters from horror cinema. The movie's box office failure effectively aborted that franchise, but plenty of people still want to a sequel to the 1999 Mummy film.
So if you're one of those people, then I have good news for you. It seems as though Brendan Fraser, who played dashing and daring adventurer, Rick O’Connell, is up for returning if a sequel ever gets made.
Appearing at FAN EXPO in Canada this week, Fraser claimed that he’d be "all in" to come back and that he would "absolutely" be willing to make some kind of cameo if a fourth movie ever gets green-lit one day.
According to Comicbook.com, Fraser stated: "Just gotta say, I know how hard it is to make that movie. I tried to do it three times, and the essential ingredient is fun. You gotta remember to have fun. So if there’s a fun way to approach it again, I’m all in."
Find out why Brendan Fraser hasn't appeared in as many movies these days:
He added that he was hopeful that Rachel Weisz would reprise the role of badass librarian, Evelyn Carnahan, stating: "Working with Rachel, it’s Rachel f*cking Weisz. She’s wonderful, you know if you’re really impressed with talent and good humour."
He added: "She’s lovely. And believe everything. She got stuck with all the exposition in that show. Which is good, that means all the talking. I was just the guy like, 'Hurry up, let’s go, come on! That thing is gonna go bang!' It worked out."
However, that's not to say that Fraser has been resting on his laurels. Far from it! He's recently taken on the role of Cliff Steele (aka Robotman) in the TV adaptation of the surreal and postmodern Grant Morrison comic book, Doom Patrol. Still, I'm hopeful that he could play his most iconic character one last time.