Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboot might feature a female monster
Apparently the gender of the titular monster from Universal Pictures and Alex Kurtzman's THE MUMMY reboot hasn't been decided yet, as THR is reporting that the script by Kurtzman and Jon Spaihts has two story options: one that would feature the mummy as a female, and one with the character as a male.
There's no word on which version they are leaning towards, but THR says the final decision will "be based on finding the right actor or actress for the role," and that casting for the part is "expected to happen in the next couple of months."
Kurtzman (who is also developing Universal's monster movies shared universe) will make his second directorial effort with the modern day THE MUMMY reboot, and last year rumored plot details for the project leaked online.
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It's marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria.....The Mummy.
Although I really don't care what sex they decide to go with for the mummy, I am curious as to which actors and actresses they may have in mind for the role. Who would you want to play the monster?
THE MUMMY has been set to be released on March 24, 2017.