The Mummy 4: Is it true that Brendan Fraser might come back for The Mummy 4 in 2025 after winning an Oscar?
Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy 4 Rumors Explained?
People are talking on social media, saying that Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz might come back for something.
They might be returning to play their characters, Rick O’Connell and Evelyn Carnahan, in The Mummy 4.
The gossip also included a poster that said The Mummy: Fountain of the Persian Knights is supposed to come out in 2025 from Universal.
The rumored storyline suggests that Rick O’Connell, played by Brendan Fraser, embarks on a journey to find his lost son, creating a gripping story about family, danger, and the relentless pursuit of hope.
“After their son vanished three years ago during a dangerous quest for the mythical fountain, a ray of hope appears. Rick finds out that their son might be alive, captured by malicious forces. Come along with Universal Pictures in 2025 for an intense story about family, danger, and the unwavering quest for hope.”
The initial three films in The Mummy series came out between 1999 and 2008. However, the intended fourth movie was abandoned, and instead, a reboot featuring Tom Cruise was released in 2017.
Regrettably, the rumors about The Mummy 4 are untrue. There is currently no fourth movie in the works, and the franchise remains inactive, at least for the time being.
Will The Mumy 4 Ever Happen?
The film studio had previously considered making a fourth movie titled The Mummy: Rise of the Aztec, where Brendan Fraser’s character, Rick O’Connell, would venture to South America. The plan included bringing back John Hannah, having Rob Cohen as the director again, and introducing Antonio Banderas as the main villain. However, this project did not come to fruition.
Maria Bello, the actress who played Rick’s wife, Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell, mentioned to MTV that there would “absolutely be The Mummy 4,” but she wasn’t sure about the timing. Unfortunately, that statement did not turn into reality, and The Mummy 4 was not produced.
“I don’t know when, but it’s going. [There will] absolutely be The Mummy 4,” stated Bello.
It seemed like Universal was preparing to pass the franchise to Rick’s son, Alex O’Connell. This information came to light when Bloody Disgusting reported that the actor playing Alex, Luke Ford, had signed a three-picture deal. This indicates that the studio had intentions for both a fourth and fifth movie with Ford playing a significant part.
The movie progressed to the point where a screenplay was commissioned, and there were initial plans to release The Mummy 4 around 2010 to 2011. However, with the growing popularity of cinematic universes, particularly after the success of the MCU, Universal shifted its focus to developing the Dark Universe and opted for a reboot of The Mummy instead.
Universal intended for The Mummy, released in 2017, to kickstart the Dark Universe—a shared world of reimagined monster films. However, due to the movie’s poor reception, both critically and financially (resulting in a loss of around $95 million for the studio), the plans for the Dark Universe were abandoned, and the initiative was essentially dead on arrival.
The possibility of the studio revisiting the original Mummy franchise remains uncertain. Brendan Fraser expressed his willingness to be part of it, stating in an interview with Deadline in January that he would gladly join the project. His enthusiasm is largely driven by a general interest in taking on new work opportunities.
“It’s kind of an open-ended question for some time now. I’m not opposed to it, I don’t know an actor who doesn’t want a job. I don’t think I’ve been this famous and unsalaried at the same time in my professional life so sign me up!”
Fraser also mentioned in an interview with flickercinema last year that he “[doesn’t] know how it would work,” but he would be “open” to reprising the role that brought him Hollywood fame if “someone came up with the right conceit.”
The interest in Brendan Fraser’s projects has surged, especially after his Best Actor win for The Whale, the cancellation of Batgirl (where he was set to play the villain Firefly), and the recent developments with Killers of the Flower Moon. Given the heightened demand for Fraser’s work, this might be an opportune moment for Universal to consider revisiting one of his most iconic roles.
Regrettably, there’s currently no indication that such a revisit will happen anytime soon. Universal might be cautious about revisiting The Mummy in any capacity, given the disappointment of the Dark Universe reboot. However, in an era where decades-old movies like Top Gun and Blade Runner have received sequels, the possibility remains open, and anything is conceivable.