Last week Universal released a video for The Mummy that was all about Tom Cruise. Not plot. Not characters. Not the rich history of Universal’s monster movies. It was just all about acknowledging how great Tom Cruise is at throwing himself off of, into and around painfully hard objects.
But now we’ve got a second preview piece for The Mummy that is plot and character heavy. This one is all about Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll, who is basically being set up as the Nick Fury of this new monster universe. He’s the one who runs the organization that recruits Tom Cruise. He’s the one who knows how to spot–and presumably contain–all of the evil bubbling up in the world.
He’s also the one who has his own monster hiding inside him. And while this clip only gives us the briefest of glimpses of him, we assume Mr. Hyde will be playing a crucial role in this new universe as well.
The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017.