The reboot of The Mummy 2 was likely to kick off a fresh shared universe, but after failing among critics and disappointing at the box office, the whole project was scrapped.
When announced, the film would be the first in a trilogy starring Tom Cruise, which may also be connected to Dark Universe – a monster saga planned by Universal Pictures.
Though it raised $ 408 million worldwide, the feature only earned $ 80 million in the United States. With the huge budget of $ 125 million, the return didn’t justify the investment.
Finally, “The Mummy 2” and Dark Universe have already been canceled.
When the film was released, editor-in-chief Renato Marafon found its way to Mexico City to interview the likeable Tom Cruise.
Within an interview with THR, director Alex Kurtzman spoke in regards to the production and the mistakes he learned from its failure.
“The mummy 2 is not what I wanted it to be. I am no longer involved with it and don’t know what’s going on. I look back now and what seemed painful during the time proved to become a blessing. I’ve discovered that I’ve to check out my own personal instincts and when I can’t take action, I don’t think I may be successful.
He adds, Os filmes de monstros da Universal they are beautiful because the monsters are imperfect characters and we see ourselves in them. I hope these are the films they’ll make; I want to see them.”