The Mummy

Tom Cruise ignites a new franchise with The Mummy

The new big thing in Hollywood is “shared universes” – multiple movies that take place in the same world, thus informing or impacting each other. It started with the Marvel Comics films (everything from 2008’s Iron Man), but also including the DC comics films that follow on Man of Steel, the new Star Wars films that include sequels and spin-offs, and the X-men films (having spun off to include Deadpool and Wolverine movies). And now Universal Studios is also having their turn: A “Dark Universe” franchise, starting with the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy.

Floris Groenewald

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