“It takes a monster to defeat a monster.”
Things are unraveling in the final trailer for The Mummy.
After a plane crash, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) wakes up without a scratch, and is informed he’s only alive because he was cursed “by the ultimate evil.”
“It takes a monster to defeat a monster,” says Dr. Jekyll (Russell Crowe) — a reference to Cruise’s Morton being something of a monster himself as he faces off against The Mummy (Sofia Boutella).
A tagline in the trailer hints at what’s to come: “witness the beginning of a dark universe.” The Mummy, from director Alex Kurtzman, is poised to set a shared universe for Universal featuring its monsters. Javier Bardem is on board for a future Frankenstein film, while Johnny Depp has signed on for The Invisible Man.
The Mummy hits theaters June 9.