The Mummy franchise has loyal fans. However, when the movies came out, critics had conflicting opinions. From the fans’ point of view, the movie franchise has something for everyone to enjoy. Set in the “city of the dead”, the film offers an unfolding mystery, whimsical lines, and great actors get to deliver them. But of course, behind every film are secrets from the set and scandals from the cast. Find out what really went on behind the scenes.
Who could have played Rick O’Connell?
You’ve watched Brendan Fraser take on roles in different comedy and fantasy films, and he just seems to be the perfect fit for the Rick O’Connell role. Before this successful alter ego match, however, the role had actually been offered to some of the biggest actors in Hollywood.
Rick O’Connell could have been played by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, or even Ben Affleck. The director, James Jacks, also offered the role to Tom Cruise, who later on starred in the reboot film. They all turned it down, though, and Brendan Fraser became the adventurer who journeyed into the city of the dead.