RUSSELL CROWE Joins TOM CRUISE In THE MUMMY

Russell Crowe as Jor-El
Russell Crowe as Jor-El
Credit: Warner Brothers

Universal has reportedly added another A-List actor to its Mummy reboot in the form of Russell Crowe.

According to Deadline, Crowe joins the Tom Cruise led monster film in a "Jekyll-like" (referring to the mad scientist portion of the infamous Jekyll and Hyde) role which could reportedly lead to a spin-off as part of Univeral's planned shared film universe for their classic properties.

The first such spin-off, The Invisible Man, will reportedly star Johnny Depp.

The Mummy is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017. Universal also recently claimed April 13, 2018 as another date for their monster universe.

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