Gods of Egypt’s director and studio apologize for its sheer whiteness

There was something a bit off about that Gods of Egypt trailer that hit last week, and not just for its weirdly obvious use green screen. The cast was virtually all white with just one person of color (who, it’s worth noting, was only shown in the footage literally cowering), which is rather conspicuous for a movie based in ancient Egypt.

Today, director Alex Proyas (I, Robot) acknowledged the lack of diversity in a statement, according to Variety. “The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables,” he said, “but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.” Lionsgate, the studio behind Gods of Egypt, echoed the sentiment with…

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