Fans saw Dwayne Johnson’s career rise in the 2001’s The Mummy Returns, the sequel to the adventure horror franchise starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. This is the first-ever movie where the two actors worked together, and there is a possibility that they will reunite in a legacy sequel.
Johnson, also known as The Rock, became the next big action star of Hollywood, though it was in Fast Five where he got a second shot in action films. It was a commercial success, and that elevated his career to more projects in the following years, such as Jumanji and San Andreas.
Recently, Brendan Fraser received outstanding recognition for his performance in The Whale. The Rock congratulated his former co-star in an Instagram post: “He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career. Rooting for all your success brother, and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky.”
Aside from The Mummy Returns franchise, The Rock and Fraser also appeared in the movie adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. Fraser starred as Professor Trevor Anderson in the 2008 installment, while Johnson portrayed Hank Parsons in the 2012 sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
The Mummy Returns Or Journey: Which Will Work Better?
Now, the question is, which franchise will reunite Fraser and Johnson? The Rock once revealed that the plans for Journey 3 were scrapped due to several issues, but this could be easily resolved since the franchise is a huge hit. Fraser is also finally making a comeback in the movie arena, and this is the perfect time for both actors to collaborate again.
Although many fans loved The Mummy Returns saga, there is always a time in Hollywood cinema when the era of a particular movie genre rises and falls. The 2017 reboot of The Mummy was mocked by fans, and not even Tom Cruise could save it. Fans loved Fraser’s version, and coming back after a long hiatus might be the idea most people would suggest.
Journey 3 is not as huge as The Mummy Returns, but it has a lot of potential to become the next big franchise and create a cultural impact on how audiences view sci-fi adventure films. In fact, there are a lot of source materials that writers can dig up from Jules Verne’s classic works. Fraser and Johnson’s team-up in a fresh new adventure will definitely perform as a box-office success.