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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I loved Mummy and Mummy Returns and Van Helsing (kinda falls into the same lines). Didn't see scorpion King, but I think this could be alright. Bello is a good actress but her choices lately haven't been to great. Her and Fraser could both use a career reboot.
Ryan on Oct 23, 2007
lately i've noticed that jet li has become or grew to be a villain rather than the usual hero... which i thought to be great since it poses a good challenge for the hero... i think i'll watch this one... been a jet li fan since a kid, first jet li movie watched was the shaolin kids... jet li was a teen-ager back then...
miracle disease on Oct 23, 2007
Did Not really enjoy the first one but the 2nd i liked. the 3rd looks like it could be the best and i like the way its set in china (somewhere different) Jet Li Is A LEGEND
David on Jan 3, 2008
Umm jet li has been a bad guy in movies before im possitive ive seen him as a bad guy in a couple of 90's movies including lethal weapon 4
Cris on Feb 9, 2008
I'm a die hard mummy fan,i mean obsessed isn't used lightly...and as a true mummy fan, the filming shouldn't have continued if Rachel Weisz was not to be a part of it.
Brittany Johnson on Feb 17, 2008
I am a huge egyptian fan. I am 17 and have loved egyptian things since 1999 so 9 years. The one thing that got my attention about egypt an it's interesting history was The Mummy movie. I fell frusterated and sad that in this third installment of The Mummy not all of the characters will be played by the original cast. If they have the guts to do a third movie then the director should have the balls to get every single original cast member.
michelle on Mar 3, 2008
I thought Jet Li retired after doing Hero? He said in a number of interviews that it was to be his last movie. I'm thrilled to see that isn't the case, he's hands down one of my favorites, but no one seems to be commenting on his apparent "comeback".
Jadalina on Jul 10, 2008
the film was ok..but the thing that spoiled it was the new charaacter that played Evelyn....if the director was going to make a 3 film then he should have got all the original cast.....Maria Bello isnt a bad actress but she rele doesnt suit the roll of Evelyn O'connel..... i rele looked forward to this film and was extremly disapointed that Rachel Weiz was not in it.... The Mummy and The Mummy Returns till this day are one of my favorite films, and Rachel playing as Eve made these two films rise to my "top film" list.... Rachel made being a librarian so fun and interesting, she also made the adventure more fun. Mr director i do dare say that if your planning to make a 4th movie please try to get Rachel Weiz back, and never lose John hannan or Brendan Fraser, they are and will continue to be the stars of this movies.
Abigail on Aug 9, 2008
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