‘The Mummy’ first look: Tom Cruise stares down Sofia Boutella

Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “If we create a world that feels interesting and scary, then we will have succeeded in setting up the larger universe.” And this Mummy is more than a pile of decomposing fury. And while Morton confronts her in modern-day London, Russell Crowe appears as Dr. She’s “a woman who wasn’t content to be put in her place and wanted something more,” Kurtzman says. But don’t expect The Monster Avengers right away. Well, dead-ish: By the time Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) meets Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), he’s woken up in a body bag after a plane crash, and she’s been in a coffin for a few millennia. That betrayal led her toward the shuffling terror first embodied by Boris Karloff in the original 1932 Mummy, but the gender flipping of this reboot offers a radical new perspective. Who can’t relate to that? Henry Jekyll, teasing a classic-monster cinematic universe. Show Full Article “These people never shouted,” she says. “He’s realizing that he’s deeply, and desperately, cursed.”
Long ago, Ahmanet’s father reneged on his promise to make her pharaoh after he sired a son. “They’re finally face-to-face,” teases director Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us). “The movie’s called The Mummy, not The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters,” Kurtzman says. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. Meet the hero and the villain of The Mummy. Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) researched Egyptian myth and history to give Ahmanet a particular air of royalty. Fun twist:   They’re both already dead! “They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm.”

Things don’t stay calm around Ahmanet for long.