Every cinematic universe begins somewhere, and Universal's #DarkUniverse begins with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella's, The Mummy. The adventures begin in ancient Egypt, Princess Ahmanet is first in line to replace her father Menehptre only to be replaced when his new wife gives birth to a son. Determined to usurp the throne, Ahmanet sells her soul to the the god Set, who promises to make her Queen in exchange for gaining a corporeal form. After killing her family, Ahmanet prepares to sacrifice her lover only to be captured and condemned to be buried alive with flesh-eating scarabs.
Fast forward to the modern day with Nick Morton (#TomCruise) finds Ahmanet's tomb and mistakenly releases her upon the world. The Mummy is more action than horror and works to set up the budding Universal #DarkUniverse.