Once Universal’s terrible Mummy reboot with Tom Cruise
in the lead came out, folks wished they’d have just gone ahead and made another one with Brendan Fraser
– the actor himself included. From 1999 to 2008, Fraser starred in three horror/adventure movies which earned a grand total of $1.41 billion. You might think that Universal were fools for stopping at three, then, but it’s interesting to note that they very nearly made a fourth entry in the series.
In a piece on the future of the Universal Monsters franchise, The Hollywood Reporter recalls that a fourth film was proposed following the release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
. Unfortunately, however, the studio ultimately elected to move forward with building a cinematic universe instead in an attempt to rival Marvel
. And as we all know, that didn’t work out as planned.
“Universal opted not to go