The 2001 film The Mummy Returns served not only as the sequel to the blockbuster hit, The Mummy, but also put Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on display as an actor, not a wrestler. The success of that film spawned the 2002 spin-off The Scorpion King starring Johnson as the title character Mathayus and now we get to see how the legend of his character begins with The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, which hits the DVD and Blu-Ray shelves on August 19. I sat down with Michael Copon, who plays the young Mathayus, and Karen David, who plays the feisty female lead as Layla, and both had plenty to say about their new film and what it will bring to this ever-growing franchise. Click below for my exclusive interview with these two new Akkadians.
This is the story of the young Mathayus, and the events that led to his becoming the Scorpion King. As a carefree boy of 13, Mathayus witnessed his father (a renowned Akkadian mercenary-warrior) being kidnapped and murdered by a jealous rival, Sargon. Sent to train at the illustrious Order of the Black Scorpion academy, Mathayus spends the next seven years learning to become a fighting and killing machine-driven by his vow to one day avenge his father. Convinced his only hope of defeating Sargon and his growing power is by retrieving a charmed sword from the Underworld, Mathayus embarks on a perilous supernatural odyssey--accompanied by the tomboyish wannabe-warrior Layla, the aspiring Greek playwright Ari, a freed Chinese captive Fong, and a few other characters he meets and enlists along the way. At stake is not only the fate of the entire Akkadian nation but of Mathayus's very soul as well.
- Deleted scenes
- Making of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior featurette
- Visual Effects of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior featurette
- Fighting Like an Akkadian featurette
- Becoming Sargon featurette
- Beauty and Brawn featurette
- Creating a Whole New World featurette
- Gag reel
You can catch Michael Copon and Karen David in plenty of action when The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 19.
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