Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Mummy franchise may yet secureÂ the best-ever global box office opening for a Tom Cruise-headlined blockbuster. That ought toÂ come as welcome news to the studio, not least of all becauseÂ director Alex Kurtzman’s action/horror film is meant to serve as the launching point for an entire shared cinematic universe of classic Universal monster filmÂ reboots (a franchise now officially known asÂ the Dark Universe) that will include such characters as the Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and the Phantom of the Opera, among others.
Despite that, current projections still have theÂ Patty Jenkins-helmed Wonder Woman defeatingÂ The Mummy pretty thoroughly at …
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