franchise with 2017’s The Mummy, many fans are still holding out hope for another sequel to 1999 movie. It turns out star Brendan Fraser is also eager to return, but only if the hypothetical The Mummy 4 has one crucial element.Fraser told CinemaBlend he’s “absolutely” interested in reprising the role of dashing adventurer Rick O’Connell. The actors says that after filming three Mummy movies, he’s learned fun is the “essential ingredient” these projects need to succeed.
“Just gotta say, I know how hard it is to make that movie,” said Fraser. “I tried to do it three times, and the essential ingredient is fun. You gotta remember to have fun. So if there’s a fun way to approach it again, I’m all in.”
This should hardly be taken as confirmation that The Mummy 4 is in the works. However, with the 2017 reboot actually grossing less than any of the three Fraser-led films in its opening weekend, and with the Dark Universe series apparently dead in the water, Universal may have new motivation to revisit this earlier incarnation of the franchise.
Fraser is currently appearing in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, where he voices the character Robotman and portrays his human form, Cliff Steele. We named Doom Patrol one of the best new series of 2019 so far. Doom Patrol was also recently renewed for a second season on both DC Universe and HBO Max.
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