The Gods of Egypt Official trailer, released , features the film’s stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) as Horus, Gerard Butler (300, a rash of mediocre rom-coms) as Set, Geoffrey Rush as Ra, Brenton Thwaites as Bek. There is one non-white actor in the main cast: Chadwick Boseman (James Brown in Get on Up and Jackie Robinson in 42) plays Thoth. No one, alas, is of Middle Eastern descent.
Audiences are not pleased; the comments on both the official Facebook and YouTube pages for the trailer are filled with lines like “And yet again Hollywood is trying to white wash history. Ancient Egyptians were not white!” and “I didn’t know Egyptians were so Caucasian” and also “I know at some point even white people have to think ‘ok this is too much.””