Starting back in 1999, The first The Mummy movie was met with a huge reception, spawning sequels in 2001 and 2008, as well as a spin-off film, The Scorpion King starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Even though it’s been over ten years since the last instalment of Fraser’s The Mummy, Brendan Fraser doesn’t seem to quite done with the rugged Rick O’Connell – so it’s entirely possible.
At an appearance at Fan Expo Canada, he was asked if there were any Mummy films on his radar in the future.
“For me? Do you want one?” he asked the room, which responded with an uproar of cheering, prompting Fraser to retort: “Did you hear that, Universal?”
Universal, the company who own the franchise’s right, has attempted to reboot the franchise as part of their “Dark Cinematic Universe“, with the addition of Tom Cruise and a grizzlier tone compared to the original run of films.
With reference to this fact, Fraser quipped “Oh they did?!”
He then continued with: “Just gotta say, I know how hard it is to make that movie. 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.”
Nowadays, Fraser has seemingly moved away from the film world that blasted him into superstardom throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s, focusing more on TV roles, such as 2018’s Trust and the aforementioned Doom Patrol, a DC Superhero TV show where he stars as Robotman.
In an interview with GQ, he explains why he took a bit of time away from the limelight, stating there were several reasons behind the decision.
Among them he referenced his time in and out of the hospital for various surgeries, as well as moving, divorce and raising kids and a family. Tough life.
“I was going through things that mould and shape you in ways that you’re not ready for until you go through them,” he said.
On his kids growing up, Fraser found it important to invest time and energy into his family: “Griffin’s rated on the autism spectrum. So he needs extra love in the world, and he gets it – and his brothers, ever since they were small. One was always the spokesperson and the other was the enforcer.”
Personally, I think it would be amazing to see Fraser back on the big screen even if it isn’t part of The Mummy Franchise – my childhood nostalgia needs it!
By day, Elisabeth is a dedicated Psychology student, studying a Masters in Health Psychology, determined Lacrosse player and also an amateur writer. By night..... Well, she continues to write, even in her sleep. Aside from that she is an all-round geek, who reads, enjoys Marvel films, plays video games, draws, cosplays and posts all of that on Instagram... Elisabeth also hates her name. Did you know there are over 42 nicknames derived from Elisabeth? Just call her Issy.