Before Elodie Yung makes her debut as Elektra on Season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil next month, we’ll see her in theaters as the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor in the controversial but balls-to-the-wall crazy-looking Gods of Egypt. If you had any doubts the film would be even more over-the-top than Wrath of the Titans, here are a couple clips with proof.
In the first scene, Yung’s Hathor commands one of those gargantuan fire-breathing cobras we’ve spotted in the trailers. Now, we have a better look at the people riding them, though we still don’t know who or what the heck they are. Gods? Meta-humans? Mortals? I guess we’ll find out. In the meantime, the other scene shows off Chadwick Boseman, also making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut this year. Here he plays Thoth, the god of writing. While he’s usually depicted as a man with the head of an Ibis, Gods of Egypt sees him as a multiplying deity.
Watch the clips below.
If it wasn’t for the controversy surrounding the casting of Gods of Egypt, this would look like a fantastical guilty pleasure. But, alas, Boseman and Yung are two of the few minority actors in the film about an ancient African civilization — unless you count the background actors.
Gods of Egypt will open in theaters on February 26th.
In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful 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.