Legacy sequels are all the rage right now. While superhero films still have a strong grab at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick and the latest Scream entry proved that people are in love with revisiting iconic franchises. So, it’s a common question to ask actors that have quite a substantial history with the medium if they’d return to a popular franchise that may have defined their career. So, it’s no surprise that Brendan Fraser was also asked about potentially returning for a fourth Mummy film. While there have been stories of the consequences he endured as a result of working on it, he still is down to potentially return.
I don’t know how it would work. But I’d be open to it if someone came up with the right conceit.Brendan Fraser
The actor also had some thoughts on the remake from 2017 starring Tom Cruise that sunk the future Dark Universe. While the adaptation tried to take a different direction with the franchise and still played tribute to what came before, Fraser believes the lack of “fun” lead to it not leaving a mark in theaters.
It is hard to make that movie. The ingredient that we had going for our Mummy, which I didn’t see in that film, was fun. That was what was lacking in that incarnation. It was too much of a straight-ahead horror movie. ‘The Mummy’ should be a thrill ride, but not terrifying and scary.Brendan Fraser
Of course, the new adaptation was hoping to adapt a horror-themed universe paying tribute to the original Hammer and Universal horror franchises; the originator of cinematic universes.