First Look: Jet Li as the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy 3
by Alex Billington
October 23, 2007
I'm struggling not to post this, but I have to. I know The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is going to be terrible, but at least Jet Li looks pretty badass in this photo. I've also got to admit that I really preferred the decaying half-dead look of the mummy in the first film, not this nimble, fully-there look of Jet Li. He just looks like himself, not like a dead mummy that has come to life to pester Brendan Fraser. Courtesy of director Rob Cohen comes this first look at Jet Li as the Dragon Emperor.
"Today, I shot Jet Li on his black stallion riding into battle in his jade armor. He looked nothing short of an Emperor. He has been totally professional and warm to me and the entire crew, like the prince he truly is."
Don't forget to also check out the first look at Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello as well.
In The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Luke Ford will play Alex O'Connell, the 20ish son of adventurer Rick O'Connell (Fraser), who journeys into the forbidden tombs of China and into the Himalayas, where they run into a new shape-shifting mummy, a former Chinese emperor who was cursed by a female wizard. Jet Li plays the mummy, Michelle Yeoh the wizard.
The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hits theaters next year on August 1st, 2008.