Universal had some pretty grand designs for their Dark Universe, a shared film universe built around their classic monster movie properties. The Mummy was supposed to be a big part of that but the film was less than well received upon release.
What did Alex Kurtzman, the director of The Mummy and one of the producers steering the Dark Universe, think about the picture? Well, the director himself admits that it wasn’t what he had hoped for and that he is not going to be a part of the franchise going forward. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Kurtzman said:
“The Mummy wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I’m no longer involved in that and have