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Li the new Mummy?

Feb. 20, 2007by: Omar Aviles

Jet Li IGN recently dropped a scoopish load about the upcoming third installment in THE MUMMY franchise. While the bulk of the news revolved around the fact that this time around Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz' son Alex, now a strapping young lad in his early 20s, takes center stage, they relayed this little nugget from a would-be scooper: "I attend Chapman University in Orange, CA where tonight Rob Cohen did a Q&A after a screening of his film Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story. During the Q&A, someone asked what he thinks about Jackie Chan and Jet Li. In his answer, he confirmed that Jet Li will play the Mummy in The Mummy 3, which he is directing. He also said that the film will take place in China and Michelle Yeoh will also be in the film…Also, Jet Li will be the head Mummy in a group of Mummies that were the Teracotta army." Say whaaa? Jet Li as the head Mummy of a group of Mummies? Groovy. Yeoh's reps at Endeavor deny the claim but hey don't rule out the possibility of it happening. Read the rest of IGN's report HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Read IESB's review of the MUMMY 3 script HERE.
Source: IGN

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7:04AM on 02/21/2007

bleh

Without Rachel Weisz and [link]I-wouldn[link]-category Brendan Frasier, this sounds like a craptastic movie.

Pass.
Without Rachel Weisz and [link]I-wouldn[link]-category Brendan Frasier, this sounds like a craptastic movie.

Pass.
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6:04AM on 02/21/2007
IF this is true, this will be positively SICK.

...but I don't give a rat's ass about Alex. If Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz aren't THE stars, with this Alex guy as the SUPPORTING character...the movie will suck. I'm sorry, but those two stars MADE the movies...they would have been so much bullshit without them.
IF this is true, this will be positively SICK.

...but I don't give a rat's ass about Alex. If Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz aren't THE stars, with this Alex guy as the SUPPORTING character...the movie will suck. I'm sorry, but those two stars MADE the movies...they would have been so much bullshit without them.
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3:05AM on 02/21/2007

whaaaa?!

I don't know about you but this sounds like a load of crap to me.
I don't know about you but this sounds like a load of crap to me.
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1:55AM on 02/21/2007

Late

Mania.com broke this story a while ago, heck I even submitted the scoop, but no one here reported it!
Mania.com broke this story a while ago, heck I even submitted the scoop, but no one here reported it!
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1:05AM on 02/21/2007
there is no mention of jet li doing any martial arts. i had the understanding that he was retiring from MARTIAL ARTS movies, not from movies as a whole. last i checked, the mummy franchise isnt a martial arts franchise. by the way, i think the idea of jet li as a MUMMY is bad...just my opinion.
there is no mention of jet li doing any martial arts. i had the understanding that he was retiring from MARTIAL ARTS movies, not from movies as a whole. last i checked, the mummy franchise isnt a martial arts franchise. by the way, i think the idea of jet li as a MUMMY is bad...just my opinion.
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11:00PM on 02/20/2007
Jet Li said he wouldn't do any more martial arts epics. He's already got a few projects in the works, but nothing like Hero or Fearless.

Then pardon me for my ignorance regarding this piece of Chinese culture, so the Chinese mummified people. I guess this means Oded Fehr won't be returning to the franchise. Too bad.
Jet Li said he wouldn't do any more martial arts epics. He's already got a few projects in the works, but nothing like Hero or Fearless.

Then pardon me for my ignorance regarding this piece of Chinese culture, so the Chinese mummified people. I guess this means Oded Fehr won't be returning to the franchise. Too bad.
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9:17PM on 02/20/2007
alright, kung-fu mummies!
seriously though I never even thought of the idea of alex being older and kicking ass, souds like a good movie so far
alright, kung-fu mummies!
seriously though I never even thought of the idea of alex being older and kicking ass, souds like a good movie so far
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9:15PM on 02/20/2007

Confusing, but it would be nice.

This is weird, I thought I heard that Jet Li was retiring after his latest movie, the name escapes me at the moment.
This is weird, I thought I heard that Jet Li was retiring after his latest movie, the name escapes me at the moment.
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