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First Look: The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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October 3, 2007

The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

We've hardly been covering this film, but that's because I know it's almost guaranteed crap. I loved the first Mummy to death, one of my all time favorite films. However The Mummy 2 was a disaster, and utter load of crap, one of the worst movies ever made. As much as I can't see them recovering from how awful the second film was, especially by putting Rob Cohen, the director of XXX and Stealth, in the driver's seat, there may still be a glimmer of hope. That glimmer is the one-and-only martial arts master Jet Li, who plays Emperor Han, the "bad guy" this time around. Below is the first look at Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell returning again for a third time.

The official Rob Cohen production blog for the film has quite a few updates, including some more behind-the-scenes videos and clips. You can also see a few other photos, including one of Maria Bello as the new Evelyn. Head to robcohenthemummy.com to check it out!

Brendan Fraser in The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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.

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  • Mark
    Joseph McGinty Nichol. "McGinty" *snigger* No wonder he changed his name :p Yeah, the first Mummy movie in 1999 is a guilty pleasure of mine. The awfulness of the sequel makes me ashamed to openly admit love for the first movie, unfortunately. Brendan Fraser deserves better; he played the character so well right from the get-go. Here's hoping McG drops out.
  • Jill
    Is it just me, or does Brendan Fraser look like Leon Kennedy from the game Resident Evil 4 in that picture above?
  • Fran
    I read the script for Mummy 3, its crap. The film is going to be a disaster.
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  • Danny1933
    I liked the first "MUMMY", just a fun adventure film in the tradition of the indiana jones saga, just much lighter, off course, THE MUMMY RETURNS was awful and i just think that this new one was just made as a poor excuse to cash in on the new "Indy" installmente, but certainley i have been waiting so long for the return of "the man with the hat" for not to be interested in this pale imitation of a true classic beloved saga, comparing Harrison Fod and director Spielberg with Fraser and Cohen behind camera in this one its just comparing the Mona Lisa with a kindergarten`s painting!!
  • Elizabeth Thurston
    I loved both Mummy movies, they were really good, being a fan of Egypt and all. When I heard there was going to be a Third one I got vary excited! Then I did alittle research, come to find out it's in China??????/ LIKE WHAT THE CRAP..... the whole point of the Mummy movies was that the main character "Eve" was part Egyptian, and loved it there, thats why she had all those adventures. This third one is just going to ruin everything, if they want more people to watch keep it in Egypt, not China's history which most of us have never even heard about...... Keep it Original, not this new Crap!!!!!!!!
  • avoidz
    Evelyn Carnahan the "main character"? Was Brendan Fraser just there for filler? Eve tagged along with Rick O'Connell on adventures 😛 And what's wrong with it being in China? There's a rich history there, too. Egypt as a setting can get stale.
  • Rabbia Khan
    I loved MUMMY (first). It was very nice. The mummy returns is also good.Fraser acted very well.
  • sandy
    i love watching movies of brendan fraser.i like both mummy movies and i am waiting for third thriller .i am very excited to watch THE MUMMY 3
  • Nada
    I loved the first two movies, I thought they were pretty creative, but I think everyone isn't being fair with the third movie. Give it a try guys, we don't know much about China's history either. This could work for the place. Avoidz has a point too, Egypt can get a little annoying after a while. I think setting the movie in China is a good idea, after all, China has mummies too. xP
  • guys dont worry about it, if Brendan Fraser is in this movie then it will be a hit. It does not matter where the story is all that matters is that its there. Dont get me wrong I love Egypt to the bottom of my heart, but even Egypt can run out of mummys to discover. I think its a good idea to go to new places because in every new place there is adventure. And dont get all hung up about the script it WILL look better with the actors acting it out and having the action put in it.
  • Heather
    is there a trailer online yet?
  • Alex
    the first mummy movie was absolutely amazing. but i have to agree with most people that the second didnt live up to its prequel........ in other words it sucked. hopefully the third wont be a complete waste of time but it still wont come any where near as good as the original.
  • Alexandra
    i loved all the movies and even the scorpian king im a big fan of all the movies. me and my sibs were excited when we heard there was gonna be a new movie but now were kind of disapointed like i love evie hearin theres goin to be a different actress playing her is kind of weird and takin place in china??? i liked the egyptian versian better. but hey i'll give this movie a chance and see it and decide then
  • ADZ4EVRE
    this lokks to be cool movie i cant wait to see it. i'm not bothered there's going to be a new actress for EVE and it's placed in China instead of Egypt i like new settings and suprises!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mummy lover
    the mummy returns was even better than the mummy i do agree that the third will be crap but dont dis da mummy IMHOTEP! IMHOTEP! IMHOTEP!
  • mummy lover!
    wait why is Luke Ford instead of the cutie!!! noooooooo!!!!!!
  • rebekah
    um it is the same kid who played as alex but he is grown up now to tell yuo the truth i was kinda shocked that its taking place in china' and also i neva thought they would make a new one oh there argoligists
  • alyss
    i loved the first two mummy movies and the scorpion king but i cant believe they swapped out evie! that is utter crap. however, luke ford more than makes up for it cause he is HOT
  • jim
    Very unhappy the Evelyn character has a new actress!
  • I saw the movie at 12:01 a.m. I was so excited to watch it, but after about an hour, I kept looking at my watch, wondering when this miserable adventure would end. The "Evie" replacement cannot act, looks about 20 olders than Brendan and I actually was hoping her character would just die in this adventure. Alex, the son, is now a college student who looks just as old as Brendan... and he really can't act either. Who doesn't love Jet Lie???? But his performance was lacking. And his "mummy" wasn't frightening at all. And yes I was upset that "the witch" didn't get to see her dead Ming once last time. I spent $33.75 for 3 tickets and $22.75 for refreshments. This movie would be okay if you were renting it free from the Library... or watching from your Netflix assorted list... but it was a waste of my money, my time and I'm upset that it was so bad.
  • Caitlin
    All three we're awesome.I'm a dissapointed that Eve was replaced cause this new Eve looks nothing like the old one. And I'm tired of everyone ranting on the third one.Just because it's in a different setting doesn't mean it sucks.I bet that half of the people who saw the third one wouldn't watch it if it was in Egypt again.What 3rd Egyptian bad guy would they stir up this time?Come on.Where would you rather have set it?Germany?Yea let's all see Brendan Fraser being chased by Nazis.You have to think places where there are mummies[Hence the movie title The MUMMY].I can only think of Egypt and China. So get over it that it was in china.China is pretty cool.
  • Weilliam
    This show is easily one of the worst I've watched in years, a waste of my time and money. The dialogue is cheesy and a pain to listen to, especially when , the , the naming of the characters downright silly. General "Ming" is something like the western equivalent of General "John Doe". Michelle Yeoh and Isabelle Leong spoke Mandarin so badly, that it's a relief to hear their dialogue in English towards the end of the movie when Michelle Yeoh was dying.
  • Decapithor
    Yesterday I saw the movie and the truth esque I have liked it very much, the only thing that me does not exist gustaqdo for anything was Rachel's sustituta weisz, while it saw the peli was trying to change it facing the sustituta into Rachel Weisz's face, it is the only mistake of the movie For the rest, very well and yet reads it(he,she) did a good paper, Brebdan fraser is fantastic
  • Decapithor
    Very good the peli, I saw her another day, but there is something that I did not like for anything, and it was the sustituta of racherl weiz, a few friends and company coinsidimos with this opinion, was not meeting on the profile, already it was not the same thing as antes.no, undoubtedly the sustituta was the bad of the peli, for demas, brilliantly
  • supertyzasanga
    i was not a fan of the Mummy 3. the first 2 installments were all about horror and thrills, but the mummy 3 lacks horror and does not have a 'mummy', but instead a chinese emperor cats in stone. despite my decision, it was entertaining and had very good special effects. if this was separate from the mummy series, it would have been much better movie. peace out. .

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