Universal had big plans for 2017’s The Mummy
. The Tom Cruise
vehicle was supposed to launch the studio’s horror-infused answer to Marvel
’s the Avengers in the form of the Dark Universe, starring such big names as Johnny Depp
as the Invisible Man, Javier Bardem
as Frankenstein’s Monster and Russell Crowe
as Mr. Hyde (who debuted in The Mummy
). Unfortunately, however, there was just one snag: the film flopped as hard as a mummy tripping over its own wrappings.
Nowadays, director Alex Kurtzman
is focusing on his TV work, as he’s shepherding the Star Trek
franchise on the small screen. And while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he touched on how The Mummy
didn’t turn out the way he expected but said that it did teach him to always go with his own storytelling instincts.
“I’m no longer involved in that and have no idea