Will There Be Another Mummy Movie? 2021 Updates and Everything We Know So Far

Tom Cruise in the 2017 The Mummy Reboot
Credit: Universal Pictures

Tom Cruise in the 2017 The Mummy Reboot
Credit: Universal Pictures

Will there be another addition to The Mummy movie franchise? Overall, the movies have received mixed reviews. The fact that they're fun to watch is the best thing you can say about them. Regardless, those who enjoyed the movies and lobe this type of setting might wonder if there will be another The Mummy movie, especially since a reboot in 2021 has been on the table. Here's what you need to know:

The Mummy Franchise Overview

The first The Mummy movie came out in 1999. The script by Stephen Sommers, who also directed the film, was chosen among quite a few others. The film follows an adventurer and a librarian who accidentally awaken a cursed mummy.

Several films followed, including the 2001 The Mummy Returns, in which the main characters, now a married couple, face a new threat. Other adaptations include The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and the 2002 spin-off The Scorpion King. A two-season animated series also came out as a result of the original movies. There was some discussion of a reboot in 2021, but the year is coming to an end with no news. So, what happened?

Will There Be Another The Mummy Movie?

First, a little more history. In 2017, a reboot of the original franchise began, starring Tom Cruise. The film was co-written by several scriptwriters and directed by Alex Kurtzman.

There were grand plans of making this a movie series known as The Dark Universe series, with the second installment due in 2021. However, the 2017 film was very poorly received by fans of the franchise and critics alike. Eventually, the project permanently flopped due to a combination of bad reviews and a disappointing box office.

Therefore, we can no longer expect a new Mummy film in 2021, or anytime soon. As such, we can offer no release date for new Mummy content. If it were to happen, it would have to be another major reboot with a completely new team. Perhaps it would be another medium, like another animated work, or even a video game. However, after the 2017 movie's failure, we think that significant time would have to pass before someone tried again. This would ensure that a reboot would only happen when it had something significant to add to the existing media.

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