– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A few months back, audiences had their first peek of The Mummy, a film that is set to kick off the Universal Monsters Universe (is that redundant). In that teaser, we saw Tom Cruise’s plane get taken down, and Cruise himself end up in the morgue. However, despite being throw into a giant Ziploc bag, Cruise was still able to shake himself awake, bringing into question…who is the real undead in this film?

Now, we have a brand new trailer, courtesy of the folks over at Universal that gives audiences a lot more insight as to what to expect. Whereas The Mummy villains of the past were more of the sympathetic nature, Princess Ahmanet is full-on crazy, and after spending thousands of years underground is now ready to unleash her awfulness onto the world. 

What really interests me is how Cruise will play into all this. As mentioned above, he appears to a be an undead man of sorts, and we have to wonder what Ahmanet wants from him. Yes, she’ll be using him to regain her power, but how will it work out? More importantly, how he’ll play into this universe as a whole. Will he be the continuing thread that goes through into other films? We’ll have to wait and see.

The synopsis for The Mummy is below:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. 

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017.

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SOURCE: Universal

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.