It seems insane that The Mummy franchise has spawned six movies over the past decade, and yet, here we are. The IMDb Trivia section for The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption points out that it is â€œa sequel to a prequel to a prequel of a sequel of a remakeâ€ so at least it has that going for it. You may recall that the Scorpion King (first played by Dwayne Johnson) was a villain in The Mummy Returns who made a deal with Anubis, god of the underworld, to be his eternal servant in exchange for revenge. The Rock became a good guy when he reprised his role in the first Scorpion King spin-off, and was then replaced with Michael Copon (Power Rangers: Time Force) for part 2. Now the same character will be played by Victor Webster (Castle).
The Scorpion King 3 supposedly takes place between The Scorpion King 1 and 2, but to be honest, Iâ€™m not sure how anyone can make sense of the story at this point. All that really matters is that they decided to put together an MMA fighter, a wrestler, and some veteran actors to crank out a low budget action flick. This installment stars Ron Perlman, Billy Zane, Dave Bautista, Kimbo Slice and Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison. Director Roel ReinÃ© is the same guy that did the DTV sequels Death Race 2 and The Marine 2â€¦ what else do you need to know? The Scorpion King 3 hits DVD and Blu-ray on January 17th, 2012; check out the trailer after the jump.
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