We have already seen that in the movie, Cruise’s Nick Morton sacrifices his life to defeat the Mummy and to bring back Jenny to the show. Martin is no longer a man but has truly become a monster with his face wrapped up in bandages. So it is something that she is all excited to see. The upcoming series has set a lot of contrast for the people and there are major chances for the story to continue for another sequel.
In the talk with the creator, people wonder what their future will look like. Talking about it, they revealed the final moment of the series and described the shooting as one of the film’s most memorable. “Several things: Our approach, in general, was to shoot as much practically as we could, and use CG to augment that reality. We wanted everything to feel real. I did not want to create CG zombies.…
When asked about the ending of the movie, Alex Kurtzman revealed by saying, “It was a conscious choice, and it was a choice that evolved out of a lot of design work. You always want to throw a lot into the design work. We did designs where you turned Tom into an absolute monster and you can’t recognize his face. We did a version where we went halfway and you saw and there were just little details. At the end of the day, I subscribe to the “hide the shark” theory.
If you give the audience just enough that their imagination can run wild, it tends to be far more effective than just letting them see everything in the harsh light of day. That led to the idea that what we didn’t see would be far scarier than what we did see. We used a fair amount of the design from Tom looking like a full monster in the one moment when he screams over Jenny. Because it’s so fast, you can’t quite process exactly what it is. You can tell something is very wrong, but you can’t quite tell what it is.
He further revealed about Tom Cruise and his role in the movie by adding, “The choice to play their scene with Tom essentially in silhouette was very much designed from the idea that what you don’t see is going to be scarier, and the storytelling is subjective at that moment because she’s trying to see him as we’re trying to see him. I’m kind of tying her experience to the audience’s experience and hopefully, it makes you lean in a little more to wonder what it looks like.”
The interviewers asked about Nick Morton and his having the powers of life and death. Regarding the storytelling perspective, Is it possible to bring back the dead alive? To which the creator remarks, “You are always looking for a way to articulate the big idea of the movie in character terms. This is the story of a monster of a human being, who has to be a monster to find his humanity. That was a cool organizing principle.
Now he is, of course, filled with light and darkness. Those two elements are going to pull at him. Who knows what his monsters will evolve into throughout the next film? We have a lot of ideas about that. … They live in a gray area, not just the monsters, but the characters who inhabit their world inhabit a gray area, and I look forward to seeing how Nick’s struggle evolves, because he now understands the best version of himself, and yet, he’s going to have a literal devil inside of him. How are those two things going to work together?”
When asked whether Nick is likely to be cast in the Mummy 2, The creator confirmed by saying, “It’s entirely possible.”