Last weekend saw the release of Universal Picture’s new remake/reboot of The Mummy franchise, which features Kingsman and Atomic Blonde supporting player Sofia Boutella as the ancient Egyptian villainess of the title. Trying to stop the undead monster’s rise to power is unscrupulous soldier Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), who finds himself thrown into a supernatural world policed by a organization called Prodigium and its leader, Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe).

The film is actually meant to be the launching point not only for more Mummy movies, but also for “The Dark Universe” – a slate of prospectively-interconnected blockbusters loosely-inspired by the studio’s back catalog of horror films and ...

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