Universal’s Rebooted ‘Mummy’ Might Be Female

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THR first broke the news that the titular monster from Universal’s The Mummy reboot may be a woman. The script by Alex Kurtzman and Jon Spaihts has two story options and the gender of the classic monster in the new film will come down to casting.

Kurtzman and Spaihts are reportedly going into the casting process gender-blind and that casting for the part is “expected to happen in the next couple of months.”

Hatshepsut and Nefertiti could easily take the place of the historic Imhotep, the skulking mummy of the Boris Karloff-led original 1932 version of this story and the CGI blizzard portrayed by Arnold Vosloo in the 1999 remake and its sequel.

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The Mummy reboot offers a modern take on the legend and is set for release on March 24, 2017 as the kickoff to Universal’s planned monsters universe. Another Untitled Universal Monster Movie is set to follow it on March 30, 2018. The characters of Dracula, Wolfman, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and vampire hunter Van Helsing are all on the table.

I don’t really care about gender diversity in Hollywood. I only hope they can resist the Hollywood temptation to make the mummy sexy.