Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh, who starred in 2008’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, reunite at TIFF 2022 and snap a cute photo.
Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh, who starred together in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, come together in comforting images. Directed by Rob Cohen, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was the third and final episode of the series directed by Brendan Fraser Mummy franchise. After its debut in 2008, The Mummy 3 had mixed reviews and earned $403 million worldwide, making it the lowest-grossing film in the franchise. However, Fraser Mummy The franchise has been largely successful and still enjoys a large fan base.
Since 2008, a lot has changed for Yeoh and Fraser. While the former has been a runaway success over the past 14 years with starring roles in many highly regarded films, most recently the Daniels Everything everywhere all at once, Fraser had a much bumpier run in Hollywood. After facing several personal and professional setbacks, the actor has come to the fore in recent years and toured international film festivals for his critically acclaimed latest film, The whale.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, the co-stars reunited. Movie studio A24 posted the footage of the reunion to Twitter with a simple caption that captures the warmth the two stars gave off in the photos. See the snapshots below:
In both images of the co-stars, the respect and affection between Yeoh and Fraser is palpable. Their appreciation for each other comes as no surprise, given that both stars are admired for their genuine, down-to-earth personalities. The two sat next to each other at the festival and were able to share the moment as each received praise for their recent feature films. Their sweet reunion comes after mountains of viral support for Fraser, with actors such as Dwayne Johnson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan expressing their appreciation for him after the actor’s emotional reaction to the six-minute standing ovation. The whale won at the Venice International Film Festival. Based on those responses and his joyful reunion with Yeoh, Fraser’s Hollywood peers have fully embraced his return to the big screen.
In light of Fraser’s career reboot, there have also been new calls for a new episode in The Mummy franchise. In 2017, an unsuccessful reboot was attempted in an attempt to launch Universal’s Dark Universe franchise, which ultimately fell flat. Given the continued success of Fraser’s Mummy films two decades later, his return could resurrect the franchise. After the injuries suffered by the actor during the filming of the previous Mummy movies, allowing him to return to the franchise on his own terms, would cement his place in the industry, garner even more support, and continue Fraser’s budding and well-deserved rise.