Brendan Fraser could potentially return for another Mummy movie.
Brendan Fraser Is Game To Return For Another Mummy Movie
Fraser has played explorer Rick O'Connell in three Mummy movies from 1999 to 2008. When asked about a potential return to the franchise, the 54-year-old actor didn't hide his interest.
"Not, like, officially, no, but I know the fans have," Fraser told Entertainment Weekly when asked to reboot the series. "I've been having a great time in recent years, in my so-called hiatus, going to fan conventions, keeping it real, meeting everybody and thanking them personally for putting me where I am. I think I got over myself, insofar as 'I'm too busy' or 'That's not for me,' I don't know what I was thinking. I needed to have some gratitude."
He clarified that he was interested in doing another Mummy movie, joking that he is always looking for a job.
"I'm always looking for a job, if anyone's got the right conceit," Fraser continued. "I've never been as famous and as unsalaried than I am at the moment, so, spread the word!"
What Happened To Brendan Fraser's Character In The Mummy Series?
The Whale star appeared in three Mummy movies. However, his character died in the third film.
He fronted the first movie with Rachel Weisz in 1999, and the movie grossed $416 million at the global box office, leading to two sequels and two roller coasters themed to the franchise at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando.
When asked if he was willing to reunite with his Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor costar Michelle Yeoh, he said the idea "sounds like fun."
What Happened To Tom Cruise's The Mummy Reboot?
In 2017, the fourth Mummy movie was released. However, Brendan Fraser wasn't invited back to the party. Instead, it starred Tom Cruise, who was left to deal with the consequences of unearthing the ancient tomb. However, the film was a flop.
Fraser shared his thoughts on why the fourth installment wasn't as successful as the first three movies that featured him.
"It is hard to make that movie," he said, Variety reported. "The ingredient that we had going for our Mummy, which I didn't see in that film, was fun. That was what was lacking in that incarnation. It was too much of a straight-ahead horror movie. 'The Mummy' should be a thrill ride, but not terrifying and scary."