Jet Li Joining The Mummy 3 and More Details - Confirmed!
by Alex Billington
March 22, 2007
IGN is reporting that a scooper caught a Q&A with director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, Stealth) who discussed more The Mummy 3, which he is apparently set to direct. Included amongst this discussion was that Jet Li would join in the film along side of Michelle Yeoh and that it would be set in China. Read on for more about The Mummy 3, which as of now isn't sounding fantastic but at least may be a step above The Mummy Returns.
Here's an excerpt from the scoop:
During the Q&A, someone asked what he thinks about Jackie Chan and Jet Li. In his answer, he confirmed that Jet Li will play the Mummy in The Mummy 3, which he is directing. He also said that the film will take place in China and Michelle Yeoh will also be in the film. The biggest bombshell was that the film's protagonist will not be Brendan Fraser, but rather his character's son, now 22 years-old. Also, Jet Li will be the head Mummy in a group of Mummies that were the Terracotta army.
I can't say I'm pleased, but it is interesting. Apparently Michelle Yeoh is not confirmed as actually being in the movie (by her management), and I'm sure Jet Li's publicists would say the same if asked. Read the full report over at IGN for more specifics.
Update! Confirmation has come today, March 22nd, from The Hollywood Reporter that Jet Li is confirmed in the film and that the story described above being set in China is all true. Good to know that an initial shaky rumor like this is confirmed as being true in the end.