Crowe is in talks for The Mummy, for what is being described as a "Jekyll-like role". And one has to assume if the character is popular that they'll want to spin him off into another movie with Crowe as the lead. The role has seen Universal reaching out to some big names, such as Tom Hardy, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Javier Bardem but it was Crowe who won out. He joins Cruise, Courtney B. Vance, Jake Johnson, and Sofia Boutella as the titular mummy. Cruise will play a special forces agent with the story set in the present day, so there's no connection to the earlier Brandon Fraser-led franchise.