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Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella confirmed for The Mummy reboot at Universal PLUS director and release date announced

January 22nd, 2016 by Marc Comments


We’ve been reporting for a while that Tom Cruise was attached to Universal’s new The Mummy movie and now it’s all paid off.

Yes, Cruise has officially signed on for the reboot as is Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella who will play the Mummy (as we reported here) itself in the movie directed by Alex Kurtzman.

On top of all that, the movie will arrive in cinemas on June 9th, 2017, marking the second in Universal’s new monsters shared universe which kicked off last year with Dracula Untold.

That’s all we have for now… but we’ll be following it closely.

Is Tom Cruise a suitable replacement for Brendan Frazer? Let us know.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….