For fans just dying to learn more about the undead princess at the center of the newest ‘Mummy’ film, this new clip has come at the right time! A clip has been released that gives an exclusive first-look at an upcoming motion comic based on Princess Ahmanet, with details about her descent into the underworld.
The dark clip features a medley of scenes from Ahmanet’s youth. We see a scene showing her father Menehptre holding his infant son after his second wife gives birth. Ahmanet stands off to side looking unaffected by the birth, but then the image changes and we see a body laying at her feet.
‘Mummy’ fans will know the body is Ahmanet’s father. ‘The Mummy’ film explained that the evil spirited princess murdered her entire family to secure her lineage to the throne. She made a deal with a demon named Set to grant her wish, but Menehptre’s priests captured her and mummified her alive.
As the clip moves along, fans see a landscape of ancient Egypt before it fades to a sketch of Ahmanet’s face. The sketch shows the princess in a white-blue hue as she stares straight ahead, giving fans their first look at Ahmanet’s new place as the Goddess of Chaos and Wrath.
The upcoming comic acts as a foreword to the destruction Ahmanet wreaks in ‘The Mummy’ film. Sophia Boutella, who portrayed the undead princess in the film, has spoken about the character’s backstory before and how important Ahmanet’s psychology is:
“Having nothing to lose, she summons the wrong god, in order to get what she wanted, that power that will give her what she was promised. She’s put aside for a very long time because she became dangerous. In modern times, she comes back, to go after what she was promised to receive, to begin with.”
Boutella also mentioned the importance of making Ahmanet stand out amongst ‘Mummy’ franchise villains:
“It was important to me that this character had a backstory, you know? It’s the first time that you see a female Mummy. She can’t be just a monster walking around scaring people. There needs to be something significant her shining through. To explore that psychology in her, what happened to her as a woman: Being deceived, because there’s a boy who comes into the picture all of a sudden.”
You can revisit the terrors of ‘The Mummy’ when it is released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 12.