Trivia / The Scorpion King

  • Adaptation Sequence: The Scorpion King 2 might just take the cake. It's a direct to DVD prequel of a spin-off of a sequel of a remake.
  • California Doubling: More like Arizona Doubling with The Scorpion King, the one of the series (so far) entirely filmed in the US (the sequels went for South Africa, Thailand and Romania).
  • Fake Nationality: Samoan American Dwayne Johnson as Akkadian Mathayus in the first film. Filipino American Michael Copon in the second film and Canadian Victor Webster in the third and fourth films.
  • The Other Darrin: Michael Copon replacing Dwayne Johnson in the second film. Justified since the second film is a prequel. Played straight with Victor Webster for the third and fourth films.
  • What Could Have Been: The first movie's DVD includes alternate versions of several scenes showcasing an entire prophesy plot that was cut. Said plot explained the villain's whole motivation and the otherwise confusing ending.