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Tom Cruise Assures You Mummies Are Real in the First Footage From The Mummy

Image: Universal Pictures
Image: Universal Pictures

Universal’s latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe’s hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.)

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This teaser is very, very short, but I do love that it contains the most important part of any monster movie: having the main character insist that the creature in title of the movie is real. Also, it has Tom Cruise underwater.

In addition to the trailer, we also got a poster with a wonderful close-up of the Mummy’s sarcophagus. It looks a lot more ominous and a lot less colorful than the images that usually spring to mind when that word comes up:

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In addition to Cruise, Boutella, and Crowe, The Mummy cast includes Annabelle Wallis (she’s the blonde running away from things with Cruise in the teaser), Jake Johnson (The New Girl), and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson). The movie is due out June 7, 2017.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Jerk Dently

This teaser is very, very short, but I do love that it contains the most important part of any monster movie:

It also features the most important part of any Tom Cruise movie: Tom Cruise running.