Australian actor Luke Ford has been chatting to Australia’s Herald Sun about the possibility of seeing his character, Alex O’Connell, from the upcoming 'The Mummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' spin-off into his own film.
“There was talk at one point they might do a spin off series with Alex O’Connell depending on the success of this film”, said Ford, adding that “… they’re picking me up to be in the franchise, not necessarily taking over it. I’d definitely like to be part of that series if they ask me again”.
Ford describes his character : “During the way my parents sent me to Australia and I’ve gone on to do my own thing and be my own independent man. My character is basically trying to get my parents to see that I’m a grown man and can look after myself and you guys can include me as part of your team rather than protect me”.
As for his accent in the movie “..we have an American accent with Australian nuances. I wanted to show off my masculinity and the Aussie accent is very masculine. It’s probably more because I couldn’t pull the [American] accent off”.