Gods of Egypt New Trailer

Egyptian mythology comes to life in the new trailer for the upcoming Gods of Egypt.

Updated! 

Now there’s a new international trailer, as well. 

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Watch the previous ones here…

It’s been ages since the ancient gods of Egypt walked the earth, but with the help of actors and CGI, they’re back in the upcoming Gods of Egypt. Lionsgate just released a new trailer, which is marginally better than the one released in November (which is below).

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Gods of Egypt is directed by Alex Proyas, who made The Crow and the highly underrated Dark City, a science fiction noir film with shifting realities.

Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star as the gods of Egyptian mythology in the new movie, while Brenton Thwaities plays a mere mortal named Bek. He’s no loser, baby, and nobody kills him to send through the afterlife to the heavens to save mankind.

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“The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world,” reads the official synopsis.

“In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful and vengeful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.”

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Lionsgate dropped five new character posters from Gods of Egypt featuring Gerard Butler as Set, God of the Desert; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, God of the Sky; Chadwick Boseman as Toth, God of Wisdom; Elodie Yung as Hathor, Goddess of Love and Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Thief of Legend.

In the movie, Set usurped Egypt’s throne and threw empire into war. Bek leads a rebellion with the help of Horus.

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Not on the poster list, but starring nonetheless, are Geoffrey Rush as Ra, Rufus Sewell as Urshu, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, Abbey Lee as Anat and Goran D. Kleut as Anubis.

According to mythology, Set was the brother of the king and god Osiris. Set fell in love with Isis, his brother’s wife.  Law forbade Set from spilling divine blood. So he took advantage of the Egyptians’ preoccupation with death and ceremonial burial and crafted a sarcophagus of cedar wood with the figures of the forty-two assessors of the dead. It also included rituals from the great Book of the Dead.

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Set threw Osiris a party with all the youngest nobles in Egypt. He gave his brother the coffin as a gift and told him to try it out. Then chopped his brother into pieces and scattered his body across the kingdom. Isis, in great mourning over her one true love, was able to find all but the slain god’s penis.

Madame X, the matriarch of the International Nightkind Coven House of the Dreaming is an expert on ancient Kemetic practices. In September, she designed an Egyptian ritual called the Ceremony of Divine Life. Den of Geek asked her what she thought of the film and the images.

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“Here the magic of Hollywood brings to life, not what the eyes have seen, but what the imagination compels,” she said. “It is this very magic that fuels the heart and fires the passions of those who remember, those who were there, and those who still weave ancient magic in the air.”

Gods of Egypt hits theaters on Feb. 26.