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Because The Undead Crave Pizza!! A New & Cool Trailer For THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR Unwraps On The Internets...

Merrick here...
A new trailer for Rob Cohen's THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR is online over at the Papa John's Pizza website. When I woke up this morning, how could I have anticipated writing a sentence as wondrously obscure as that? Life is good. Much of the new trailer consists of variations on material we saw in the previous trailer, but there's some new stuff as well.'s still looking surprisingly unsucky.


Seems the Papa John's site is getting slammed hard. If you can't get the trailer to load, you can also find it at the director's official blog, HERE! NOTE: the Papa John's site offers the trailer in multiple forms of Glorious QuickTime - Cohen's blog does not.

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  • June 20, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Papa John's tie-in?

    by skimn

    The all new rice based crust Mongolian Pizza?

  • June 20, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    an hour later, you want to order another...<p>Don't forget to tip your waiter, and try the veal.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    slice it any way you like, try any toppings, cheese in the crust

    by seabiscuits

    the mummy films still suck.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Third Beeyotches!

    by TheBoManKicksAssAndTakesBlame


  • June 20, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by Lerkst

    Loved the first one, second one was 'meh'. But this one seems to have an edge not seen yet. It's got a great release date too.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The Mummy 3 Pizza

    by skimn

    with extra cheeeeeeesssssseee.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    It's scary...

    by Junior Frenger

    ... that this could actually be better than "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Okay, it's just sad really, but I thought the headline sounded better.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    got me more excited than the indy trailer

    by s0beurself

    not saying that it'll be better. but that's def. a better trailer.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    It does look OK...

    by Boba Fat

    Who'd a thunk it?

  • June 20, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Rick O Connell series

    by lex romero

    Who was it that suggested the films should have become a Rick O Connell series with him taking on a diferent mythical creature in each one (dracula, wolfman etc) rather than just another mummy? That idea was kinda cool.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Trailer more entertaining than all of Indy 4

    by PhxMonsterGuy

    Well, the Mummy 3's trailer was far more entertaining than all of the putrid Indy 4. Plus Yeti's and a Ghidorah-like dragon? I will be there opening day.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Didn't watch it

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'm just here for the comments

  • June 20, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Papa John's tie-in

    by EriamJH

    I'll be spilling garlic butter all over your movie seat before you sit down!

  • June 20, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I just looked that up myself. Couldn't believe he turns 40 this year. Johnny Depp looks younger the older he gets...damn actors!!

  • June 20, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Maybe this will inspire Spielberg for Indy 5

    by TooWhippy

  • June 20, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Papa John's has this...Domino's has a Gotham City Pizza...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Weird...I just had Papa John's for dinner last night. Anyway, it looks like the movie marketing people are foregoing the usual burger chain tie-ins this time, which is a nice way to shake things up.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    ICE CREAM PARTY AT WORK!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO! Thank you corporate america!

  • June 20, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    kung fu statues, wampas, dragons!

    by ls420

    its 420, but it looks fun.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    The Mummy 3 should inspire a new internet meme

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    "They really resurrected the mummy", for when a movie series does the same thing yet again. Like "Sure Daniel Craig is a bit different as Bond but the rest of the film will resurrect the mummy, don't worry."

  • June 20, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Wow...that looked great! Best trailer of the summer!

    by Mahaloth

    Well....except maybe the Dark Knight.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Looks fun!

    by Super Rabbi

    I liked the other 2, they weren't great, but fun.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Resurrect the mummy

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    Should be a euphemism for getting a boner.<br><br> Just saying.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    This should of been made 2 years ago

    by bobjustbob

    that way Lucas and Spielberg could of gotten a clue. I thought the first MUMMY was silly and fun. I thought the second MUMMY was silly and not fun. This trailer looks pretty good.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    True story

    by bobjustbob

    A few years ago after my annual physical my doctor gave me cake. Alas, she had no ice cream. At least she didn't offer me any.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Looks good!

    by m.dung

    Loved the first one - hated the second. You know John Hannah was begging for this fucker to be made! $$$

  • June 20, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The same money... TWICE!

    by David Cloverfield

    I had a few beers and this shit looks awesome. Like "the kind of movie we've been waiting for" awesome. I'll sit in the theater with beers for sure.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    We got Big Trouble...

    by I Dunno

    in Rachel's vagi---oh wait wrong movie and actress.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by depalma25

    But there are more aesthectically pleasing moments in this trailer than the entire INDY 4 debaccle. I have a feeling it will still be a turd though. Rob Cohen has mad a decent movie since...since...okay one scene in Dragonheart, where the dragon swims underwater, and the score swells. That's it. And I think Jessica Biel was half naked in Stealth.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    i meant "hasn't" made a ...

    by depalma25

  • June 20, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    First one was ok

    by Rat Fink

    Second didn't bring anything new and this one just looks like shit. Talk about 1999 cgi fx.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Did they just deliberately...

    by eXcommunicated

    ...ignore Maria Bello the ENTIRE trailer? We get 3 millisecond shots of a raven haired woman, who we are to assume is "Evey" and they don't even mention her character once.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Mummy Returns

    by eXcommunicated

    Best thing about that flick was the fucking hot knife fight flashback. Who's with me?

  • June 20, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Nothing screams pizza....

    by Yeti

    Like hordes of undead Asian warriors. Mike mine with extra cheese and the low fat zombies.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    This Trailer is Much Better than the First One


    And makes me more excited to see this film. But I thought the Mummy 2 was perfectly good, for what it was. Not great, but I certainly enjoyed watching it. I think this film will be better than Mummy 2, if nothing else.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Jet Li+King Ghidorah+Maria Bello=Fun Movie

    by stuatfunnyordie

    Fuck it, I am so there...

  • June 20, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I want the Choir of Doom

    by Snookeroo

    Crooning in the background while I decide what I want on my pizza.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    INDY 4

    by bobjustbob

    I am still after nuking the fridge into a jungle full of monkeys and gophers for each and everyone who liked INDY 4.<p>I guess we're even. :)

  • June 20, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Will be this years Nuked the Fridge.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    ass-rape and INDY 4

    by bobjustbob

    is two things I would wish upon no one. Both inflict a pain upon the victim that no person should every have to endure.

  • June 20, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    are two things... not is two things

    by bobjustbob

    Damn my poor Grammar! And Damn You <insert name here>!

  • June 20, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Doh! And Dam You [insert name here]!!!

    by bobjustbob

    Damn you HTML parser!!!!

  • June 20, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Heyyy it looks pretty damn fun

    by zillabeast

    I think I am sold. Count me in!

  • June 20, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    This looks... really lame

    by mefrog

    Unless solid word of mouth says otherwise, I'll be ignoring this when it's released. I can't stand Brendan Fraiser in these films and those stupid one liners he always shouts out... and my eyes are hurting from the amount of CGI I've had to ingest over the past year. Sorry, I'll stick with Indy 4.

  • June 20, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Brendon Fraser

    by Toonol

    is this generation's equivalent if Doug McClure. Hunky actor, will never get Hollywood accolades, but turns out one semi-entertaining piece of action fluff after another.

  • June 20, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Can't we all at least agree on one thing

    by bobjustbob

    Phil Collins sucks. Are you with me?

  • June 20, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    No expectations seem to be the key

    by dr_buggerlugs

    I mean who cared about another Mummy film? Hence why this one looks somewhat entertaining - going a different direction helps, as does Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh shame about the lack of Weisz but I like Bello plenty fine so no complaints there) though I couldnt help but notice that the new Alex seems to have a dreadful accent. Ah well.

  • June 20, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Two Indy movies this summer with

    by the podosphere

    the adventurers' grown-up kids? Sweet!

  • June 20, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I still say this looks fun.

    by MR. MURDOCH

    I will be there. Perhaps not opening weekend (I can't give Cohen *THAT* much satisfaction), but I will be there. And yeah, why *isn't* Michelle Yeoh given ANY billing?? "This has not been a Talkback Post about Indy 4."

  • June 20, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Rachel Weisz

    by WickedMonster

    Sigh. I cry every time I see her. I guess MUMMY 3 won't make me cry.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Looks good enough to see in the theatre for me..

    by Alfred_Packer

    ..but what do I know, Ive seen Indy IV multiple times, and I love it.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    What if this turned out to be good?

    by Redfive!

    That would so funny.I have very little to NO expectations with movies anymore but this looks like a fun filled adventure...and sometimes thats all that I need.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I have very low expectations.

    by The Outlander

    It just looks like a film that has just copied a bunch of other films.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    That three-headed dragon looks like SHIT ON A CRUST

    by finky089

    I think that's what you meant, Kurz. <p> Shit on a crust smothered in Mozzarella, fresh veggies, and Rob Cohen's famous white sticky sauce.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by Oski

    And I really hate cheesey bad dialogue.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Back on the orginal Mummy films for a sec..

    by Alfred_Packer

    As a die-hard Indy lover, as well as the older source material, I've always held a soft spot for the two Mummy films. The first one Ive always loved, and seem to get sucked in even when in its been on cable so much recently (if its on a hi-def channel). I wouldnt expect to find it on Turner Classics now or anytime in the future, but its still a very enjoyable movie for me. The shot of all the cowboy-types on the boat firing away going "Yeehawww" and the (sp?) "Ammmerrricans..." line always gets a big laugh. Second one is okay( you have to dock points for the blimp and CGI at the end, 'natch, only a broken reel could take you out of the film more), but it doesnt get nearly the replay around here like the first one does. I think Fraser works well in the role, though when he's fighting all the mummies at the end I cant help but get a misty-eyed fanboy hankering for Bruce Campbell to step in and kick even more ass. The score in the first one is rising up the charts here too lately.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Subtitled the Yetian

    by shran the new Nuked the Fridge.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Will watch this

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    Just to see Jet Li vs. Michelle Yeoh again like in Tai Chi Master.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    If Papa John's really wanted to make an impact

    by terry1978

    They'd offer free slices in the theatre to everyone that attends this showing. Two birds with one stone, Copernicus.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    trailer downplays Rachel Weisz's absence...

    by chromedome

    hardly shows Maria Bello, and cuts so fast that you can hardly tell who it is.<p>I like Maria Bello, too, but will miss Rachel in this.<p>Seems like the studio marketing folks are concerned about the impact of her absence, too.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    FUCK Yes, this will ROCK!

    by krullboyisback

    finally a summer movie that realizes it is a summer movie! Now only if Brendan Fraser rides a taun-taun and gets attacked by the wampa in the trailer all will be right in the universe! And bring on the Arnold Vosloo cameo! You all know you want it!

  • June 20, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    Stop saying this "looks good."

  • June 20, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Rather get a urethral catheter than watch this movie

    by briantag

  • June 20, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Count me in

    by SirLoin

    I'll just pretend Fraser is wearing a fedora the whole time. And dream of what could have been.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I agree SirLoin, indeed

    by krullboyisback

    I felt more excited about this trailer than KOTCS, which is a shame

  • June 20, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Now wait a second!!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Ann Hathaway's Pink Taco? Must have one. Please.

  • June 20, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it's better than the first trailer

    by AlwaysThere

    And that one was quite good too. I'll be in the theater watching this.

  • June 20, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Looks WAY better than Indy 4. Count me in.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I liked the first 2 and the scorpion king so I am a fan. This trailer looks better than the entire Indy 4 movie.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by Dark Knight Lite

    That's why I'm going.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    who the F says.....

    by j2talk

    "the Expession "nuked the fridge" is so popular now" Popular? my is a weak example of people trying too hard to coin a phrase..and its getting very old ....I had my fill of it the second time i saw it sounds like something I might hear coming out of the mouth Francis from PvP....

  • June 21, 2008, midnight CST

    Brendan Fraser Doesn't Look...

    by SMARTASS8

    Old enough to have a son that age. The son looks like he's a few years younger than his "dad". If Weisz didn't want to be in this movie, they should have pulled an Alien3 and killed her and the son offscreen. The uncle was the only supporting character worth bringing back.

  • June 21, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by JonRD463

    Apparently the only good thing to come out of Bram Stoker's Dracula is the opening music. I hear it used in so many trailers, it ain't even funny.

  • June 21, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST


    by j_ky2002

    should have been Johnny Storm in the FF movies. It wouldn't have saved the shitpile that was made of those two films, but it would have made them slightly more enjoyable. Jessica Alba.

  • June 21, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Can't be better than Indy 4

    by Orionsangels

    No John Williams music. What's sad is there trying to impress us in 2008 with a million man CGI army. That's so late 20th century/ early 21st century. Didn't ROTK milk that cow dry in 2003?

  • June 21, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST

    so its basically the same formula

    by bacci40

    good popcorn movie...nothing more, nothing less...but fraser kinda creeps me out

  • June 21, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    This WILL be better than Indy 4

    by performingmonkey

    I mean, it's not exactly hard to beat. But this looks like a fun sequel, not that much substance but that's what everyone is expecting. Perfect popcorn fodder.

  • June 21, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    The most annoying thing...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...about "nuke the fridge" is that it's apparently supposed to be the new "jumped the shark". Most people using it in this context don't properly understand the original phrase. It's not just the point where a film takes a nose dive into the unbelievable. When Fonzie jumped the shark, it was during the Jaws craze in the 1970s, meaning that Happy Days ludicrously tried to cash in on a pop cultural phenomenon in order to restore the show's ratings. Indy 4, while shit in many other ways, attempted no such embarrassing maneuver. In other words, "nuke the fridge" was deader than shit even before it left the gates. <p> So please, for the love of decent memes everywhere, drop that lame-ass phrase.

  • June 21, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    This looks so much better than Indy & the Crystal Balls

    by football

    I thought the recent Indy film was dross. However, this Mummy film looks much more fun than the series it mimiced. How crazy is that?

  • June 21, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Let me get this straight...

    by Horned One

    Surviving a small nuclear blast from a couple miles away by hiding in a lead-lined fridge is ridiculous, while a 3000 year old box of sand that melts peoples' faces off is brilliant cinema? Really? I mean, really?!

  • June 21, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    DGDB "nuke the fridge" is a let down/copy

    by g-ride9000

    just like everything else in the cinima. "Nuke the Fridge" is not as funny as the old expression. Just like how Indy4 was not an improvement.

  • June 21, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    You all bitched about the CGI in Indy 4

    by I Dunno

    much of which wasn't even CGI. This is practically a cartoon and you're jerking off all over it.

  • June 21, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Sucking Shit Together - Mummy's & Papa's

    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    Papa Fucking John's!? - The worst corporate pizza on the planet, bar none. - they were HUGE supporters of GW Bush as well. FUCK PAPA JOHNS PIZZA!!!! They represent allot of what is wrong with the USA.

  • June 21, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Apparently those people saying that this will be good haven't se

    by godely3

    What has been said about the Mummy 3 is that it is mainly bad.I mine you know a film heading in the wrong direction if it just rips of Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom at the start of the film. If you don't believe me go to they have the full review. This doesn't surprise me since the mummy films have always been awful films. I'll be honest sometimes I really feel bad for Brendan Fraser who will be being remembered for this series.

  • June 21, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Still needs Rachael Weisz...

    by tvspace

    .... sorry.

  • June 21, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I've never seen either films but my gut tells me...

    by GQtaste

    ... that I haven't missed anything to begin with. Come on? Brenden Fraser? Please. I don't care how bad Indy 4 was, this one won't be on par w/ that one. And yes I dig Weisz and esp. Bello but don't like the dude from the Pauly Shore film from when I was a kid. Name escapes me. And don't get me started on Mr. Cohen. If he makes a decent film than I"ll eat my hat! Uwe could give him a run for his money.

  • June 21, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    And the dudes that wrote this masterpiece have

    by GQtaste

    on their resume: Lethal Weapon 4, Shanghai Noon, Showtime w/ Eddie and Robert D, Herbie Fully Loaded, Spiderman 2, Aquaman. Not exactly my type of entertainment. But that's ok. "One mans trash is another ones treasure," as they say.

  • June 21, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    conspicuously absent Rachael Weisz

    by I Dunno

    They'd be better off killing off the character than trying to conceal her absence.<p>And the son is like 21 now? What is he, Worf's son?</p>

  • June 23, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST


    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    Let's go.<p>And wtf? He did put down two mummies... Imhotep or whatever the bald dude's name was and the Scorpion King.

  • June 23, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    what the hell @ his son being older than mutt williams

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    while brendan fraser looks the SAME AGE as the other movies? and indy's kid being hardly a teen while he's an old man. it's like a twilight zone version of Indy 4. looks like it has a better premise though.

  • June 23, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    was that the fucking abominable snowman.

    by Smoke Monster Loves Kate

    why's this movie look so much better than indy 4. aside from fraser being the worst part of this and ford being the best part of indy 4.

  • Jan. 20, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    it was pretty bad...

    by The Amazing G

    saw it with my uncle, was greatly disappointed, it has just a few cool moments (like the shot of Shangri-la), but was overwhelmed by an overall feeling of meh, bottom line it lacked the fun atmosphere of the first 2

  • Jan. 22, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    That never bodes well

    by orcus

    Gonna have to catch it as a d/l