Universal’s monster movie universe will kick off with the upcoming Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise. Though the upcoming flick won’t be officially hitting theaters until this summer, viewers are already getting some hints about what to expect from the project. Several details about the project have already surfaced, including the official synopsis and the first couple of trailers. Here’s everything we know about the new version of The Mummy so far.
1. The cast
The Mummy will star Tom Cruise as protagonist Tyler Colt, a special-forces soldier sent on a mission to the Iraqi desert in pursuit of terrorists. Instead, he ends up stumbling on an ancient tomb, which turns out to contain a long-buried queen with a considerable grievance.
Annabell Wallis will star opposite Cruise as archaeologist Jenny Halsey while Sofia Boutella will play The Mummy herself. Russell Crowe will also co-star as Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, and Courtney B. Vance round out the cast.