During a recent screening of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns at the Prince Charles Cinema in England, Brendan Fraser treated the audience to a special surprise. In 1999, Brendan Fraser starred as the iconic Rick O’Connell in Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy, establishing Fraser as one of the best action heroes of that decade. Almost fifteen years later, fans watching the first two films back to back in 35mm got a special message from Brendan Fraser, in person.
The audience was unaware that The Mummy star Brendan Fraser was going to be making an appearance, which was clear by the way the viewers reacted when they all found out. He told the audience from the front of the room that he was “so proud” to “stand before” the fans of his franchise, reminding them that the two films were shot in England: “This is a film that was made in Britain. You should know that! Even the second one, too. Be proud. Thank you for being here.”.
The Mummy 4: Is It Happening?
Countless fans and supporters of Brendan Fraser have expressed their thoughts on how fun it would be to have a fourth installment of The Mummy, with hopes for the original cast to star. However, there have been no official details released besides the odd admission from Brendan Fraser that he would be interested in reprising his The Mummy role. Despite the recasting of Rachel Weisz’s Evelyn O’Connell in the third film, a fourth film could not only amend that but also reboot the whole franchise if it really wanted to.
With Brendan Fraser surprising audiences watching The Mummy, and with original cast members stating that they would return, we may just get the sequel one day after all. It would have to be done in good taste, and the villain choice may become a tough decision for the studio unless they somehow figure out how to resurrect Imhotep – again. It could even be said that Imhotep actor Arnold Vosloo could potentially return, if Brendan Fraser comes back to the franchise, then everybody who survived the first trilogy should show up somewhere.
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