The Scorpion King (film series)

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The Scorpion King
Created byStephen Sommers
Original workThe Mummy Returns (2001)
OwnerUniversal Pictures
Films and television

The Scorpion King film series, consists of American action-adventure fantasy and is a spin-off of The Mummy remake film series created by Stephen Sommers. The film series consists of two released theatrical films, four straight-to-home video releases, and an upcoming theatrical reboot.


Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)
The Scorpion King April 19, 2002 (2002-04-19) Chuck Russell Stephen Sommers
William Osborne
David Hayter
Stephen Sommers
and Jonathan Hales
Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Kevin Misher and Stephen Sommers
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19) Russell Mulcahy Randall McCormick Sean Daniel and James Jacks
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) Roel Reiné Brendan Cowles & Shane Kuhn Randall McCormick Leslie Belzberg
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06) Mike Elliott Michael D. Weiss Mike Elliott and Ogden Gavanski
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23) Don Michael Paul David Alton Hedges & Frank DeJohn Mike Elliott
Untitled reboot TBA TBA Jonathan Herman Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia


In November 2020, a reboot of the The Scorpion King film series was announced to be in development. Jonathan Herman will serve as screenwriter, with the plot taking place in modern-day and involving a contemporary adaptation of Mathayus of Akkad / Scorpion King. Dwayne Johnson will serve as producer alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. The project will be a joint-venture production between Universal Pictures and Seven Bucks Productions.[1]


  • A Y indicates the actor portrayed the role of a younger version of the character.
  • A A indicates archive footage of the actor portraying the role was used.
  • A dark gray cell indicates the character was not in the film.
Characters Films
The Scorpion King The Scorpion King 2:
Rise of a Warrior
The Scorpion King 3:
Battle for Redemption
The Scorpion King 4:
Quest for Power
The Scorpion King:
Book of Souls
2002 2008 2012 2015 2018
Mathayus of Akkad
The Scorpion King
Dwayne Johnson Michael Copon
Pierre MaraisY
Victor Webster Zach McGowan
Memnon Steven Brand  
Cassandra the Sorceress Kelly Hu   Kelly HuA  
Arpid Grant Heslov  
Balthazar Michael Clarke Duncan  
Layla   Karen David  
Ari   Simon Quarterman  
Fung   Tom Wu  
Pollux   Andreas Wisniewski  
Sargon/Sarkhan   Randy Couture  
Olaf   Bostin Christopher  
King Ramusan   Temuera Morrison  
Princess Silda/Cobra   Krystal Vee  
Tsukai   Selina Lo  
Agromael   Dave Bautista  
Sorrell Raskov   Barry Bostwick  
Valina   Ellen Hollman  
Skizzura   Lou Ferrigno  
King Zakkour   Rutger Hauer  
Drazen   Will Kemp  
Nebserek   Peter Mensah
Tala   Pearl Thusi
Kensa   Mayling Ng
Uruk   Peter Charles

Additional crew and production details[edit]

Crew/Detail Film
The Scorpion King The Scorpion King 2:
Rise of a Warrior
The Scorpion King 3:
Battle for Redemption
The Scorpion King 4:
Quest for Power
The Scorpion King:
Book of Souls
2002 2008 2012 2015 2018
Composer John Debney Klaus Badelt Trevor Morris Geoff Zanelli Frederik Wiedmann
Cinematographer John R. Leonetti Glynn Speeckaert Roel Reiné Trevor Michael Brown Hein de Vos
Editor(s) Greg Parsons & Michael Tronick John Gilbert Matthew Friedman & Radu Ion Jeff McEvoy & Brian Scott Steele Vanick Moradian
WWF Entertainment,
Alphaville Films
  Universal 1440 Entertainment
Universal Pictures Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Running time 92 minutes 109 minutes 105 minutes 105 minutes 102 minutes

In other media[edit]

Video game adaptations were released:


  1. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 10, 2020). "'Scorpion King' Reboot In Works From Dwayne Johnson And Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions And Universal; 'Straight Outta Compton' Scribe Jonathan Herman Penning Script". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 10, 2020.

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