- after witnessing the box-office failure of multiple white-washed movies, Gods of Egypt director Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate have decided to issue an apology for their pasty rendition of the ancient African civilization.
- the almost exclusively White cast includes Scottman Gerard Butler, Aussie Brendon Thwaites, and Dane Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
- Proyas' statement reads: "The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, 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's statement reads: “We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed. In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.”
- Gods of Egypt comes out next year in the infamous box-office graveyard month of February.