The first look at the effects-packed epic has caused upset on Twitter, with numerous likening the molding to Ridley Scotts contentious Exodus: Deities and Kings
Forthcoming fantasy epic Gods of Egypt has run into disturbance after a just-released located of reference signs have been criticised on Twitter for showcasing a predominantly lily-white cast.
The film, which stars Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as warring Egyptian gods, has been called out for questionable molding alternatives by users and fames, including Bette Midler.
If you need sunscreen while filming for #GodsOfEgypt its maybe not a historically accurate molding, said Vimto Mami, while AKA Dan Entwistle tweeted: In all seriousness , no speculate POC complain about diversity in Hollywood when movies like #GodsOfEgypt get made. Egypt isnt in Europe, guys.
Although the casting is chiefly lily-white, including Geoffrey Rush playing Egyptian sunlight deity Ra, Get on Up sun Chadwick Boseman also stars as Thoth. But his molding has caused equal ire, with some advocating it plays into the supernatural negro stereotype.
The casting censure follows in the paces of last years contentious biblical epic Exodus: Deities and Kings, which was criticized by having a lily-white casting, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver.
Director Ridley Scott represented his decision, claiming it was for commercial intellects. I cant mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on charge bonus in Spain, and say that my lead performer is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such, he said. Im simply not going to get it financed. So the question doesnt even come up.
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