– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Sofia Boutella’s Ahmanet in the upcoming Tom Cruise flick, The Mummy, looks like a terrifying psychopath. If we’re to believe the trailer, it seems like she went on a murderous rampage before being locked away fro her malice. Unfortunately, thanks to Tom Cruise’s character, Nick Morton, her rage has been unleashed upon the world and everything in it. 

But where’s the motive behind Ahmanet’s rage? Is there some rhyme behind her malevolence, or is she just a bona fide crazy person?

Thanks to the folks over at EW, we now have some extra insight into her backstory. Apparently, Ahmanet’s father had promised to maker her pharaoh, but after he had a son, he went back on that promise, and it appears that may be the catalyst of her bloodthirsty frenzy.

That certainly seems pretty promising. However, if you’ve kept up with this film at all, you know that it is the first film in an entire shared universe of monsters. What’s more, Russell Crowe’s character is Dr. Jekyll himself. So what does this mean for the film? Can we expect it build several bricks in the foundation of this universe, or can we expect the film to be more focused?

“The movie’s called The Mummy, not The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters,” Director Alex Kurtzman told the outlet. “If we create a world that feels interesting and scary, then we will have succeeded in setting up the larger universe.”

Amen, brother. While I do appreciate films that take the pains to set up future events, it is refreshing to have a film that also has the confidence to stand on its own.

The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017!

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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.