"Let me run another scenario by you: One in which two assholes from long range reconnaissance–that would be you–run all over northern Iraq just one step ahead of the enemy. Except instead of hunting for the enemy, you hunt for antiquities, stealing whatever isn't nailed down and selling it on the black market. Meanwhile, these fanatical insurgents, trying to erase 5000 years of history, unwittingly cover your tracks. It's a pretty good scam."
―Greenway to Nick Morton and Chris Vail[src]

Colonel Greenway was a colonel in the United States Army and the superior officer of Nick Morton and Chris Vail. After Ancient Egyptian artifacts were found in Mosul, Iraq, following the Battle of Mosul, Greenway ordered the sarcophagus inside to be transported to London. However, during the flight, Vail was possessed by the person inside. Greenway ordered him to stop, but Vail simply stabbed him in the chest twice, killing him.


Battle of Mosul

Greenway berating two assholes

Greenway berates Nick Morton and Chris Vail for their actions.

"I was told you boys were supposed to be a hundred clicks from here!"
"Sir, based on our intelligence, we had reason to believe the insurgents were holding civilian hostages!"
―Greenway and Nick Morton[src]

After Nick Morton and Chris Vail fought militants in the city of Mosul, Iraq, Greenway traveled there from Baghdad to berate them personally. Upon being told that Morton and Vail had reason to believe the militants were taking civilian hostages, Greenway, knowing the two were lying, instead told them that he knew they were actually there to steal treasure and sell it on the black market. Before Greenway could berate them further, Morton was approached and slapped by Jennifer Halsey, whose map Morton stole after a one-night stand three days prior. It was then that Halsey discovered a tomb with Ancient Egyptian artifacts, despite being located in Iraq.[2]

Retrieval of Ahmanet's sarcophagus

Greenway death

Greenway is stabbed by a possessed Chris Vail.

"Corporal, what in the living hell are you doing, son? Corporal Vail? Damn it! Corporal Vail, do you hear me talking to you? I said what are..."
―Greenway to Chris Vail[src]

After being told by Jennifer Halsey of the significance of the find, Greenway ordered Nick Morton and Chris Vail to help investigate the tomb. While investigating the tomb, Morton shot a contraption which revealed an ancient sarcophagus submerged in a pool of mercury. Greenway commanded the retrieval of the sarcophagus and loaded it onto a military plane. While on the plane, Vail, who was possessed by the person inside, began to tamper with the sarcophagus, trying to cut the ropes around it with his knife. Greenway commanded Vail to stop, but Vail simply stabbed Greenway in the chest twice, killing him.[2]


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Abilities and Powers


  • Marksmanship: Colonel Greenway served in the United States Army, and thus was trained in marksmanship.[2]


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Appearances for Greenway
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Behind the Scenes

Colonel Greenway was portrayed in The Mummy by Courtney B. Vance.[1] When asked about his character, Vance stated, "I’ve played these types before—the police chief, the bring-me-the-evidence guy in Law & Order. He’s trying to keep [co-star] Tom Cruise in line, trying to make sure that the whole shebang doesn’t collapse on itself and that the collateral damage is not catastrophic."[3]

In the original version of The Mummy, Colonel Greenway was named Colonel Gideon Forster.

Laurent Plancel was a stunt double for Courtney B. Vance in the role of Greenway.


  1. 1.0 1.1 'People v. O.J.' Star Courtney B. Vance Joins Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy' Reboot. Kroll, Justin. April 15, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Mummy
  3. Courtney B. Vance Talks Playing Col. Greenway in "The Mummy.". Biscotti, Steven. June 2, 2017.
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