The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor wasn't really the hit this weekend that people were hoping it would be, but it still might not be the end of the adventures for Rick O'Connell and company. Talking to MTV Movies last week, director Rob Cohen had lots of big talk about what a Mummy 4 might look like.
“By taking The Mummy out of Egypt and putting it in China, by exploring a different approach to the quest for immortality, we now have it clear that the Mummy franchise can travel,” Cohen told them. One of his ideas for the next potential movie involves knowing about a BIG SPOILER from the latest Mummy movie, so if you don't want to know, stop reading.
Near the end of the recent movie, Brendan Fraser's character Rick drinks from the pool of immortality, meaning that he himself might be a kind of mummy to deal with in the fourth movie. “Rick is now immortal. I’d love to explore how that plays out for him,” Cohen said. He also mentions a throwaway joke at the end of the movie, in which Evelyn's brother Jonathan walks away from the adventures with a precious artifact; “In my mind, that artifact still has a lot of prizes in it.”
At the end of the movie Jonathan moves to Peru, and Cohen seems pretty certain that that would be the location for a fourth movie. “If we want to go to Mexico or we want to go to Peru, we can because there’s a cultural truth there of the mummies and these beautiful cultures.”
Well, it would definitely be daring for Cohen to set a Mummy movie in the same location that the latest Indiana Jones adventure took place in, but it's hard to say if that's actually a good idea. What do you think? I enjoyed the latest Mummy myself, but even I think it might be better to leave well enough alone.
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