Sad but true: Universal Pictures has plans for two more Mummy sequels. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star Maria Bello told MTV: “I don’t know when, but it’s going, [There will] absolutely be The Mummy 4.” Bello revealed that she is already signed on for a whole new trilogy, if Universal wanted to make one.
Sequel options have become to be a standard in most big budget production, so it’s not exactly a definite. So it all depends on just how much money Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes when it is released in August (which if I had to guess, I would say more than enough).
Discuss: Do we really need even more Mummy sequels?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told me today during the Southland Tales Junket that he was offered a role in the Scorpion King sequel, The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian.
“They came to me and asked for a cameo but I passed on it.”
The Rock also confirmed that he will not be featured in Rob Cohen’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Rob Cohen has released a new photo still from The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. This new production photo features the first appearance of Jet Li as Emperor Han. Click on the image above to enlarge.
“Today, I shot Jet Li on his black stallion riding into battle in his jade armor,” Cohen wrote in the blog. “He looked nothing short of an Emperor. He has been totally professional and warm to me and the entire crew, like the prince he truly is.”
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hits theaters on August 1st 2008.