Brendan Fraser reacts to Dwayne Johnson’s support, teases ‘The Mummy’ Sequel?

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Brendan Fraser arrives at the Hotel Excelsior during the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Brendan Fraser discusses the possibility of reprising his role as the Mummy alongside Dwayne Johnson in a sequel to ‘The Mummy Returns.’

Brendan Fraser is a well-known actor who has appeared in blockbuster comedies such as “George of the Jungle,” “Blast From the Past,” “Looney Tunes: Back in Action,” and others.

His most commercial success came from his role as Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy” and its sequel “The Mummy Returns,” in which he co-starred with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

During the Venice International Film Festival premiere of Fraser’s “The Whale,” he and the film received a 6-minute standing ovation from the audience, and Brendan was visibly moved to tears.

Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter shortly after a video of his heartfelt reaction went viral to express his joy for the success of his former co-star and director friend.

Brendan Fraser responded to the “Fast & Furious” star’s support in a recent interview with Variety, saying, “I thought that was really nice of him.”

In addition, on the subject of Dwayne Johnson, Brendan Fraser recently told Variety that he would be open to reprising his role in a sequel to “The Mummy Returns.” However, The Rock has not commented on his return to the film franchise.

He said:

“I don’t know how it would work. But I’d be open to it, if someone came up with the right conceit.”

Fraser also commented on the 2017 reboot of “The Mummy,” led by Tom Cruise.

“It is hard to make that movie. The ingredient that we had going for our Mummy, which I didn’t see in the new one, was fun. That was what was lacking in that incarnation. It was too much of a straight-ahead horror movie. The Mummy should be a thrill ride, but not terrifying and scary.”

“The Whale,” directed by Brendan Fraser, will be released in the United States on December 9, 2022. This is his first leading role since “Breakout” in 2013.