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Rachel Weisz in Sin City 2 Speculation Strengthens; Drops Mummy 3

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April 12, 2007
Source: Variety, SlashFilm

Rachel WeiszIn a Variety report this morning updating details on The Mummy 3, the most important news is that Rachel Weisz will not be returning to the project. Why is this important? Because the sleuths over at SlashFilm have investigated her upcoming projects a bit further, and it seems like she's just about set for Sin City 2, but casting hasn't been confirmed by Robert Rodriguez or anyone else yet.

Also confirmed is that Brendan Fraser has just about signed his contract for a huge check to return for The Mummy 3. The worst part is that the more we talk about it, the more exposure the film gets. And so on that note, I'm dropping it. I don't need to talk about how terrible the movie is going to be and won't be bringing it up again for a long while. Let's focus back on Rachel and Sin City 2.

A rumor has been running since January from Cinema Blend that Rachel Weisz is going to be cast in the lead role as Ava in Sin City 2 and not the other rumored actress Angelina Jolie. With this update today, SlashFilm has discovered that her schedule is free from May to August, in between shooting about four other movies. That is nearly the right time that Sin City 2 will be shooting, and by now everything is pointing to it being true. But why are we so wrapped up in celebrities lives?! (We're not!) Maybe she just needs a break to care for her 9 month old child. I'm sure we'll find out sooner or later, so keep watch.

If it does come true, it should be a good choice. While I was personally looking forward to a strong role from Jolie, I think Weisz could pull it off and deliver a strong character as well.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

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[...] So there’s more commetary up at FirstShowing.net…..The news of Weisz dropping out of Mummy 3 may confirm that she is headed towards being cast in Sin City 2….honestly, I think she could have gotten a better contract for Mummy, plus, it will probably make a lot more money.  I’m disappointed that FirstShowing is saying they think the movie will be horrible and won’t cover it for awhile…At least give it a chance……seriously. [...]

The Mummy is returning again « Entertainment Musings on Apr 12, 2007

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Money is not the issue here. The Mummy 3 looks like a disaster in the making and judging by the word of mouth on how bad the script is, Rachel did the right thing in walking away.

Mike on Apr 12, 2007

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[...] Rachel Weisz in Sin City 2 Speculation Strengthens; Drops Mummy 3 In a Variety report this morning updating details on The Mummy 3, the most important news is that Rachel Weisz will not be returning to the project. Why is this important? Because the sleuths over at SlashFilm have investigated her … [...]

Super Blogs » Rachel Weisz on Apr 13, 2007

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She Is HOT

David on Jan 3, 2008

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personally i think shes a better choice than angelina jolie... i liked her in the mummy movies...

phoenix on Mar 28, 2008

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I am thrilled that Rachel Weisz is getting the Sin City role and NOT Angelina Jolie. If I never hear another word about AJ will be too soon. I have enjoyed many of Rachel Weisz's roles and look forward to seeing her on the screen again.

Ritshaw on Jul 30, 2008

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