Universal Pictures’ shared universe of gods and monsters will kick off when The Mummy hits theaters on Friday. The first in a series of film reboots featuring the studio’s classic cinematic monsters, fans have wondered how The Mummy might set up future installments of the planned franchise. In an interview with IGN, director Alex Kurtzman confirmed that any hints on future Dark Universe films will not be included in the form of a post-credits scene.
Kurtzman explained that there are currently no plans to include post-credits sequences in the Dark Universe films, at least as the cinematic universe continues to be developed.
“No, no, that’s Marvel’s domain. So render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. Maybe it’ll feel more appropriate down the line, as the universe builds itself. I don’t think any of wanted to be accused of ripping off what they did so well.”
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Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.