Is it wrong of me to be rooting for the bad guy played by Jet Li in Rob Cohen’s upcoming “Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperoer”? I don’t know, because as much as I like Brendan Fraser and his Rick O’Connell character, I can’t just bring myself to root against Jet Li, even when he’s playing a bad guy. I was on his side when he first assayed his first villain role in that “Lethal Weapon” sequel, rooting for him to put Murtaugh and Riggs into the ground, and finding it very lame that two aging cops with bad hip could beat his flying fists of fury. But I digress. Rob Cohen has posted a new picture from “Mummy 3” on his blog.
Here’s some flavor of the mano a mano Brendan Fraser/Jet Li fight. Out here in Tianmo, there is no internet (there is no indoor plumbing!) so it takes some time in ‘dial-up’ back at the hotel. Be patient. I am trying to serve you up something special next July 30th, which takes the other 23 ½ hours a day!
Dodge this, Brendan!