The Mummy Has A Hint Of Mission Impossible Because Tom Cruise

This isn't your grandfather's The Mummy. In fact, it isn't even the 1999 The Mummy. While the former lies squarely in the realm of horror and the latter standing along the lines of family-friendly adventure, the 2017 representation of the iconic monster is 100% pure adrenaline-pumping action. And how can it not be with Star Trek Into Darkness director Alex Krutzman at the helm, guiding Tom Cruise in the lead. But don't you blink, because this might only be the beginning.

While Brendan Fraser definitely gave the more recent Mummies films an element of action, he doesn't hold a candle to Cruise' impossible feats of acrobatics shown in this first trailer for the upcoming 2017 movie. And while one might be tempted to brush this off as yet another action flick money grab, there might be some more interesting points this new Mummy.

For one, the eponymous mummy isn't male. The film revolves around an ancient Egyptian queen who was described to have been robbed of her destiny to rule. Resurrected in the 21st century, she has every intention to still make that happen, and definitely has the powers to do so. How Cruise's own resurrection fits into this plot is, of course, something to watch out for.

Another thing to watch out for will be the other monster movies coming after The Mummy. Yes, you read that right. In true comic book superhero fashion, Universal Pictures has been reportedly planning on other films that will eventually tie into one grand finale, Avengers style. That includes The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing. Prefiguring those is Russell Crowe's presence in The Mummy as Dr. Henry Jekyll, yes the same Jekyll of Hyde infamy.

The (new) Mummy premieres June 2017. And while Krutzman doesn't exactly deny the "Universal Monsters" plan, he is quoted to be more focused on making great individual moves first, and a team get together second.