Failure of Tom Cruise's The Mummy: 8 Reasons Why Dark Universe Failed Before It Began

The Mummy was supposed to begin a new series for Universal called the Dark Universe, but it failed for a variety of reasons and was eventually shelved.

The reality is that even with a large budget and famous people connected, movies can fail if the other crucial parts aren't in place.

The marketing for 2017's The Mummy was generally uninspired and subpar, but there was one particularly vexing component of it.

The marketing for 2017's The Mummy was generally uninspired and subpar, but there was one particularly vexing component of it.

The marketing was terribly misleading in that regard.

The supporting characters are minuscule in comparison to Cruise's Nick Morton. They're undeveloped, uninteresting, and unlikable. It's difficult to root for them to win at the end of the film.

It lacks unique characters, shocks, humor, and everything else you'd expect from a Mummy series picture. It was doomed from the outset in that way.

"Age is just a word for living," said Anne Hathaway.

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