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“I don’t think I’ve been this famous and unsalaried”: Brendan Fraser Wants to Return to The Mummy Franchise, Hints He’s Financially Crippled Despite Resurgence


As if he was wiped off the face of the Hollywood industry and from the minds of people, Brendan Fraser had to suffer the bane of the dark side of the industry for reasons that could fill an entire list to explain his absence from the limelight for all these years. Once known for being the lead in many wonderful and successful films, his recent endeavors were nothing compared to what he used to be before.

Brendan Fraser in The Mummy Returns (2001).
Brendan Fraser in The Mummy Returns

But fate had a turn of events planned for the star, as he is now in the headlines for playing the lead role in the Academy Award-nominated film The Whale. this resurgence was something that many of the fans of The Mummy franchise as well as Fraser himself were hoping to see come to fruition for a long time. As he has now returned stronger than ever, he expresses his will to star in his most famous franchise once again, and for more reasons than one.

Brendan Fraser Wants To Return To The Mummy Franchise

The Mummy Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser’s hanging scene in The Mummy

Known throughout the industry for his exceptional performance in The Mummy franchise and many other classics, Brendan Fraser was the gem of the Hollywood industry that fate did not take kindly to. Suffering multiple injuries in The Mummy, going through a divorce that financially crippled him, and his revelation of being sexually assaulted by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Berk were some of the many traumatic incidents that kept him away from the camera for so long.

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But after the darkness, comes the light, and so it came for the George of The Jungle star in the form of his latest Oscar-Nominated movie The Whale directed by the legendary director Darren Aronofsky. And with his wonderful comeback, people have hopes of seeing him in many future films to come. Along with that hope, also comes the question of whether he is willing to star in any future Mummy projects, to which he replied with an enthusiastic yes. During an interview with Deadline, he said:

“It’s kind of an open-ended question for sometime now. I am not opposed to it, I don’t know what actor doesn’t want a job. I don’t think i’ve been this famous and unsalaried at the same time in my professional life”

As stated earlier, his fortune was quickly swiped away by his divorce, and most of the sources of income were scarce due to his plunge in demand from the industry. But the resurgence has provided him with hope for the future of his career.

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What’s Next For Brendan Fraser?

Brendan Fraser The Whale
Brendan Fraser in The Whale

After making a comeback to mainstream Hollywood with his film The Whale, the actor has proved that even through hard times, people can persevere and emerge victorious in the end. After the success of his latest film, the Bedazzled star is ready to take on another upcoming film titled Killers of The Flower Moon by legendary director Martin Scorsese. As for if we will see him in any other Mummy films, then the answer might be ‘We Hope So.’

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Killers of The Flower Moon, releasing on May 2023, distributed by Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures

Source: Deadline

Written by Deepak Bisht

Currently pursuing BBA from GGSIPU, New Delhi. I have gained 4 months of content writing experience with FandomWire with more than 250 articles under my name. Just a typical nerd talking about nerdy things with people of the world.