Super Bowl Sunday promises to bring an onslaught of epic trailers and TV spots for all the most anticipated movies coming in 2016. Today, we get an early look at Lionsgate's Big Game spot for the fantasy epic Gods of Egypt. It's God vs God as an intense war breaks out across the land. There is plenty of hot action and big beasts on the loose in this searing sneak peek. You can watch the full minute of mostly new footage here, right now, ensuring that you'll have at least one commercial break where you can go to the bathroom this Sunday!
Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set's savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord.
As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take 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 spectacular final confrontation. The supporting cast includes Geoffrey Rush as Ra, Rufus Sewell as Urshu, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, Abbey Lee as Anat and Goran D. Kleut as Anubis. Alex Proyas (I, Robot) directs from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter, Dracula Untold).
Gods of Egypt has been given a February 26 release date, going up against 20th Century Fox's Eddie the Eagle and Open Road Films' Triple 9. Another epic adventure, MGM's Ben-Hur, was originally set to arrive on this date, but it was recently moved to August 12, 2016. While Eddie the Eagle has been getting a lot of critical buzz over the past few weeks, Gods of Egypt still may overtake it to become one of this year's early box office hits.
Gods of Egypt brings Gerard Butler back to the "sword and sandals" realm, 9 years after he became a household name by portraying King Leonidas in the epic blockbuster 300. Do you think Gods of Egypt can be just as successful as 300? Or do you think it could be one of this year's early flops? Check out the latest footage set to debut during Super Bowl 50 tomorrow.