Jan 14, 2016 05:25 AM EST By Maria Cabrera

'Gods of Egypt' 2016 Cast: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, And More!

They are sexy Egyptian gods. .

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  • Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American fantasy film featuring ancient Egyptian deities. The film is directed by Alex Proyas and features an ensemble cast starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, and Geoffrey Rush. Butler plays the god of darkness Set who takes over the Egyptian empire, and Thwaites plays the mortal hero Bek who partners with the god Horus, played by Coster-Waldau, to save the world and to rescue his love.

    Set (Gerard Butler) is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. Set is not, however, a god to be ignored or avoided; he has a positive role where he is employed by Ra on his solar boat to repel the serpent of Chaos Apep.

    He was lord of the red (desert) land where he was the balance to Horus' role as lord of the black (soil) land.

    Lionsgate plans to release Gods of Egypt in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2016 and in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2016.
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus

    Horus is one of the most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshiped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head.
  • Rufus Sewell as Urshu, one of the movie's Egyptian gods.
  • Brenton Thwaites will play the role as Bek on this year's upcoming movie.
  • Elodie Yung as Hathor

    Hathor is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. In other roles she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth as well as the patron goddess of miners.
  • Courtney Eaton will play the character of Zaya.
  • Chadwick Boseman as Thoth

    Thoth is one of the deities of the Egyptian pantheon. He is often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. Thoth played many vital and prominent roles in Egyptian mythology, such as maintaining the universe, and being one of the two deities (the other being Ma'at) who stood on either side of Ra's boat.
  • Geoffrey Rush as Ra

    Ra is the ancient Egyptian sun god. By the Fifth Dynasty in the 25th and 24th centuries bc, he had become a major god in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the noon sun. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Ra-Horakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons"). He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the earth, and the underworld. He was associated with the falcon or hawk. When in the New Kingdom the god Amun rose to prominence he was fused with Ra as Amun-Ra.
  • Bryan Brown as Osiris

    Osiris was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail. Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the earth god Geb, though other sources state his father is the sun-god Ra and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son.
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