So… Despite the fact that I unappologetically enjoy the two previous “Mummy” movies, the prospect of doing another one this many years later – Without Arnold Vosloo OR Rachel Weisz or even Patricia Velasquez returning AND the dubious prospect of seeing the great Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh (as the new Chinese version of The Mummy and the new Chinese version of The Person Who Tells Brendan Fraser About The Mummy, respectively) use up what a portion of what time is left of their physically-primed action hero years on a threequel from the director of “The Fast & The Furious” – didn’t exactly have me in an anticipatory mood.
…And then they did this trailer. Not bad at all. Hollywood, quick primer on how to get me to reverse my negatives about an unreleased movie: Rampaging Yeti? Three-headed Dragon?? Yup, that’ll do it. Also of interest – it now appears they’re setting Li’s mummified Chinese Emperor to be the builder of The Great Wall, which would make him (historically) Emperor Qin; i.e. the same figure Li’s character in “Hero” was attempting to assassinate.