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“As many cooks in the kitchen as there were”: Tom Cruise Gets Slyly Blamed by $410M The Mummy Director for Ruining Potential ‘Dark Universe’ That Could Have Dethroned MCU

Tom Cruise Gets Slyly Blamed by $410M The Mummy Director for Ruining Potential ‘Dark Universe’ That Could Have Dethroned MCU

2022’s highest-paid actor, Tom Cruise has long been upgraded from just an A-lister in Hollywood to a brand that everyone respects. Not only does he have immense experience in the acting business, but he also does his own stunts that have made him more revered within the Hollywood industry and it is also one of the many reasons he has won the heart of the viewers. One might think what is left for him to achieve, well, at the age of 60, jumping off buildings, hanging onto running aircraft to piloting one, he has checked everything off his list an actor dreams of.

But even Tom Cruise is human and is prone to failures and mistakes as out of the countless movies he has starred in The Mummy can be regarded as one of those failures though it had a modest result at the box office, further plans for the franchise were scrapped due to the poor reviews. Even the director of the movie, Alex Kurtzman declared the movie a complete failure.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

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Director Alex Kurtzman Was Disappointed with The Mummy

In an episode of The Playlist podcast, The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman declared that the movie was the biggest failure of his life and continued to claim that this failure has taught him many things and even helped him to be a better director. With Tom Cruise leading The Mummy, Universal had formed plans to make the franchise one of the best by bringing in under the Dark Universe banner. But it wasn’t long before the movie totally flopped with critical negative reviews and mediocre box office collections which forced the higher-ups to scrap any plans for the future of the franchise.

Tom Cruise in The Mummy
Tom Cruise in The Mummy

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“As brutal as it was, in many ways, and as many cooks in the kitchen as there were, I am very grateful for the opportunity to make those mistakes because it rebuilt me into a tougher person, and it also rebuilt me into a clearer filmmaker”

As all the plans for the franchise were turned to dust, all of them moved on, be it the actors, the crew, or the production team, and have taken it as a nudge, but Alex Kurtzman was deeply affected by the response the movie had when it was released. As it turns out he had many things to learn from this failure though he enjoyed directing it, as he claims he even had fun working alongside Tom Cruise. Now, we all know that Cruise is also a big-time producer and filmmaker, and Kurtzman claimed that as long as one knew their stuff, “He’s easy to work with”.

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will be the seventh installation of the franchise and its premiere is just around the corner as fans are eagerly waiting as to what Tom Cruise and Ethan Hunt will hunt this time around. Though there have been many speculations about the movie, the script is kept under wraps but the movie has promised to be a blockbuster, breaking all previous records the franchise holds. As usual, Tom Cruise will be performing those extraordinary and dangerous stunts to entertain anyone and everyone who watches the movie. While the movie is currently in its post-production stage, it is rumored that the movie is set for its release.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

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The franchise has a total of 6 released movies and with an estimated budget of $823 million, the franchise has earned over a massive $3.5 billion over the years after its release worldwide. The movies have also won numerous awards such as the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Schmoes Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, BMI Film & TV Awards, and many others.

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One will premiere on July 14, 2023.

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part Two will premiere on June 28, 2024.

The Mummy is available for streaming on Prime Video

Source: The Playlist

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 200 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.