Fraser starred as soldier-turned-heartthrob Rick O’Connell in The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). While the first two films were successful and saw a resurgence of fan love as they recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, the third film was not well received and was the lowest-grossing of the three. While admitting that he doesn’t know how the fourth movie will be made, Fraser said, “But if someone has the right idea, I’m open to it.”
Brendan Fraser returns to the big screen with Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. Although we did not go, his career landed in a small role in a small film that no one saw. He was once a big name because of his work in ‘The Mummy’ and its sequel ‘The Mummy Returns’, not ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ but the third and last commercially successful one. box office returns were lower than the prequels. Now, Fraser is back to win back our hearts. The pope received applause from sunny film festivals around the world.
The reboot of the franchise started in 2017 with a new movie called The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. The film was intended to launch Universal’s Dark Universe franchise, a series of films focused on a roster of legendary monsters. The relaunch did not do well at the box office.
Will he return to the Mummy franchise, revisiting the third film event with 2017’s The Mummy starring Tom Cruise? Speaking to Variety, Fraser said yes, he could come back, but only if he has an interesting idea.
“I don’t know how it works. But if someone is arrogant, I’m not open,” he said.
He also spoke about the 2017 reboot, saying it was too horror-heavy and more fun than a “thrill ride”.
“It’s a difficult movie to make. It’s interesting what we don’t see in the movie for our mother. That’s the downside of this picture. There are too many straight horror movies. “It should be a fun ride, but not scary and scary,” he said.