It was a bit surprising when Tom Cruise landed the lead role in the latest remake of The Mummy, the classic monster movie that began with Boris Karloff in 1932 and was more recently revived as an action adventure with Brendan Fraser in 1999. But Cruise says that what drew him to the role was that his character Nick is an anti-hero.
Tom Cruise with Jake Johnson in The Mummy
“He’s kind of naughty, Nick, a little bit,” Cruise says. “He’s somebody who’s a thief, an interesting character. We follow him as he takes us through this new world of gods and monsters in the new Dark Universe with its grey-area characters. Nick is questionable, but he’s very charming and funny. I just love these characters because I want