Brendan Fraser has revealed that he would be up for featuring in a reboot of The Mummy if the opportunity ever arose.
The actor gained notoriety after appearing in the 1999 action movie and its 2 sequels; The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, released in 2008, was his final outing in the series… but it might not be his last.
The news comes after the actor humbly accepted the Best Actor Award at the Oscars, something he never thought possible.
Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 2022 film nominees for the 95th Academy Awards this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles… and what a night it was.
At the ceremony, the 23 category winners were announced, with Four awards going to German movie All Quiet on the Western Front, including Oscars for best original score, production design, cinematography, and international feature.
Best visual effects went to Avatar: The Way of Water, while Best Sound went to Top Gun: Maverick.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won for costume design, while Navalny won for outstanding documentary film.
Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, received the prize for best-animated feature, and Sarah Polley’s Women Talking took home the prize for best-adapted screenplay.
However, the best-performing film had to be Everything Everywhere All at Once. It had the most 2023 Oscar nominations (11) going into the program, winning seven.
Not only did it win best picture, but it also won three acting awards for Michelle Yeoh as best leading actress, Ke Huy Quan as best supporting actor, and Jamie Lee Curtis as best supporting actress.
The movie also took home awards for best original script, best director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), and best film editing (Paul Rogers).
But arguably the most emotional part of the night was when The Whale won Brendan Fraser the award for best actor in a leading role.
Fans were overjoyed that the actor has finally been recognized for his incredible talents, and it seems the win has given Fraser a huge confidence boost. So much so, he’s even admitted he’d be up for reprising his role as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy.
Fraser opened up about the idea of taking on the role again during an interview on Deadline’s The Actor’s Side
He said: “It’s kind of an open-ended question for some time now. I’m not opposed to it, I don’t know an actor who doesn’t want a job.
“I don’t think I’ve been this famous and unsalaried at the same time in my professional life so sign me up!”
After hearing what Fraser had to say, dozens of fans took to social media to share their thoughts, with one writing: “I keep saying Universal really dropped the ball when they went to do a Monster Cinematic Universe in the vein of the MCU stuff. They should have made a movie like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and had Brendan come back as a retired Rick O’Connell and he alone could have carried the movie. Instead they remade the mummy with an actual loon as the lead and nobody watched it lol.”
While another said: “Think after the Whale……… He’s too good for another mummy film. He should hopefully get some good scripts now.”
“The others without him we’re not good at all. Hopefully, they’ll get him back,” a third added.
We would love to see O’Connell back in all his glory!