"Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters,” is the greeting the first teaser and poster for The Mummy offers us. The Tom Cruise reboot of the franchise headlined by Brendan Fraser in 1999, 2001 and '08 is the entry point for Universal's Avengers-y reassembly of all their classic movie monsters.
But before the Invisible Man and the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Van Helsing and the Bride of Frankenstein hit the screen (seriously, they're all planned, plus more), there'll be the Mummy. Tom Cruise warns us about her—yes, her this time—in the teaser. "I saw her," he says. "She is real."
That's it. The real trailer comes this Sunday.
The Mummy stars Cruise, Sofia Boutella as the ancient queen turned Mummy, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll. It's helmed by J.J. Abrams disciple Alex Kurtzman (a writer/producer on Alias, Sleepy Hollow and the new Star Trek movies; also wrote Mission: Impossible III) and penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) and frequent Tom Cruise writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, the last two M:I movies). You can see it any time after June 9, 2017.
Here's the poster:
Next, visit the less creepy but equally geeky institution that is New York Comic Con: