Gods of Egypt and The battle for mankind

Look forward to more fantasy films coming up in 2016. Like many other fantasy films, it is a battle for mankind. A battle between the darkness and the light.

The Egyptian god of darkness Set takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. Set has an army behind him; gods, beasts and demons. A mortal hero (Bek), allies with the Egyptian god Horus in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love.

Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American fantasy film featuring ancient Egyptian deities. The film is directed by Alex Proyas and Scottish Gerard Butler plays the god of darkness Set who takes over the Egyptian empire.

Brenton Thwaites plays the mortal hero Bek who partners with the god Horus, played by Coster-Waldau, to save the world and to rescue his love.

 After filming started in March 2014, there has been some critics about the casting practice of white actors as Egyptian characters as “Hollywood whitewashing”.

Chadwich Beseman, who plays the god Thoth, commented on the whitewashing, said he expected the backlash to happen when he saw the script. He said: “I’m thankful that I did, because actually, I agree with it. That`s why I wanted to do it, so you would see someone of African descent playing Thoth, the father of mathematics, astronomy, the god of wisdom.”


Lionsgate plans to release Gods of Egypt in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2016.


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