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Gods of Egypt: Gerard Butler goes sword-and-sandals in character poster

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Gerard Butler is ready to rule the desert in an exclusive new character poster for Gods of Egypt, Lionsgate’s fantasy epic inspired by Egyptian mythology.

Butler first broke through as an action hero playing the buff Spartan leader Leonidas in 300, and the Scottish actor returns to the sword-and-sandals genre playing Set, the god of darkness and the desert. Director Alex Proyas’ film tells the story of Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a mortal hero who enlists the help of the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to rescue his true love and save the world from Set’s scheming.

Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, and Courtney Eaton also star in Gods of Egypt, which is set for release on Feb. 26. Check out the character poster below.