Some of those who aren't overly impressed by Tom Cruise's The Mummy want to know why actor Brendan Fraser isn't in it. The 48-year-old actor was the star of the most recent mummy films, a hugely successful trilogy that was made between 1998 and 2008. Why has Brendan Fraser been replaced with Tom Cruise, Twitter asks.
BRING BACK BRENDAN FRASER OR WE RIOT #NotMyMummy? Luke Tumblin (@tumblinfilm) December 6, 2016
Just saw preview to new movie @themummy Was Brendan Fraser not available?? Michael (@RxAlive) December 6, 2016
Tom Cruise's appearances in big budget actions films has also found disfavour with fans comparing The Mummy to a supernatural Mission: Impossible.
@TomCruise I've thought bout the trailer now for a day. He stunts look great but this looks mission impossible not Mummy. No humor?? Casey L Payne (@CaseyLPayne) December 6, 2016
The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, 54, as a character named Nick Morton who is seen waking up in a body bag after a military operation to fly the titular mummy in its sarcophagus to America. The Mummy, unlike in previous Hollywood films, is female - an ancient princess named Ahmanet who will "claim what she has been denied," as explained by Dr Henry Jekyll, played by Russell Crowe. Quite what Dr Jekyll (and presumably Mr Hyde) is doing in this series is not clear - until it is, we'll put him down in a Nick Fury-like capacity.
Algerian-French actress and dancer Sofia Boutella, last seen in Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond, plays Princess Ahmanet/The Mummy with deadly grace. The cast also includes Anabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey, whom Nick Morton assures that The Mummy is "real." Jake Johnson plays a soldier.
The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman, releases on June 9 next year.
Watch the trailer of The Mummy: