It has been recently reported that The Mummy trilogy will be leaving Netflix from July 1 2019 and fans are already sad.
The Mummy franchise consists of three movies, namely ‘The Mummy’, ‘The Mummy Returns’ and ‘The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor’ and all three of these movies will be gone from Netflix from July 1, 2019. According to a list of shows and movies that will be leaving Netflix in July, The Mummy franchise falls under it. Here is all you need to know about 'The Mummy'.
The streaming service has a six-month contract with them for all the movies and it is not unusual for Netflix to sign short term licenses but typically Netflix would license titles for of least 12 months. It is also worth mentioning that the entire 'The Mummy' franchise belongs to the Universal pictures who in turn are owned by NBCUniversal. As NBC themselves intends to release their own streaming service in the future its unlikely that Netflix will be picking up any NBC or Universal titles for the long term.
It is one of the many companies in the streaming service's list which provides hundreds of movies and TV series of various genres, and it becomes difficult for the server to keep up with. It is also the reason why sometimes the movies are removed from the platform just like that. The removal of the shows was a step taken by the executives to make sure the platform functions smoothly and there is always another series or movie that is added. The executives need to make sure that there is always enough space in their system and aim to provide high quality without buffers and clashes.
The Mummy trilogy first debuted in 1999 and it stars Brendan Fraser and actress Rachel Weisz. Fraser gained huge popularity after the release of the movies and Weisz also saw a similar rise in popularity. Later on, she went to star in movies such as 'Enemy at the Gates' and 'About a Boy'. The movie was produced at a budget of $80 million, the film brought in $400 million at the box office. The latter two sequels were released in 2001 and 2008.
Sadly, the fans of the franchise have to say goodbye to the trilogy from July 1, 2019.
After a while, all the movies will be available to be streamed on NBC’s own streaming service when it goes live. Also, there is every chance that Netflix will renew the license for another six months and even if it doesn't, chances are that the series will land on other streaming services like Hulu or Amazon Prime.
The only regions streaming the trilogy are Australia, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, and The UK.