Mummy 3 to be the Adventures of Alex O’Connell

Scheduled to be released in July 2008, Mummy 3, the fourth movie in the Mummy franchise (if you include the Scorpian King) will focus on the adventures of Alex O’Connell, the son of Rick (Branden Fraser) and Evy (Rachel Weisz). 

The Mummy ReturnsAs we saw in the The Mummy Returns, trouble just seems to naturally find smart-aleck Alex, who is now growing up and eager to join his dad in the family business of treasure hunting.

Cinemablend reports that Universal is looking at casting Brit Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker) as the now older Alex O’Connell in Mummy 3

Together with Branden Fraser, who just sealed his deal to reprise his role according to Vanity, Alex will face the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin (Jet Li) as the villain in this sequel directed by Rob Cohen (xXx, Fast and the Furious).

But alas, the O’Connell boys’ adventures will be sans mom.  Vanity also reports that Weisz will not be returning to reprise her roles as Evy O’Connell.   Weisz, who won an Oscar last year for playing a pregnant woman in The Constant Gardner while she herself was pregnant in real life, is already appearing in four movies to be released in 2008 including Sin City 2.  No word yet if John Hannah will return as Uncle Jonathan.

Both The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are staples in our house, so I look forward this sequel.  Personally, I’m not familiar with Pettyfer’s work, but hope he can take Freddie Boath’s place as the always-in-trouble Alex.  Weisz will be missed, but I’m glad that at least Fraser will be returning.  My list of movies to see in 2008 is already starting to fill. 

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2 Responses to Mummy 3 to be the Adventures of Alex O’Connell

  1. reliasson says:

    Roy Eliasson Wrote great movies love to watch them with my kids . They arent that voilent Roy Elasson

  2. ambia says:

    i think the mummy 3 will be ace i am excited to see it

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