When the trailer for Gods of Egypt came out earlier this month, everyone noticed a couple of things: it’s cast was predominantly Caucasian, which is weird, considering where and when it was set. Now, the studio and director have admitted that they could have done better there.
Warner Bros. is set to make a 7-film series based on the Arabian Nights. And screenwriter Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) says the time is now for people to call for the cast to be diverse and not whitewashed.
Bryan Lee O'Malley is the author of the incredible comic book Scott Pilgrim, which became a movie with Michael Cera called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Now O'Malley has written a fascinating post about what it meant that the world of the comics looked so white in the movie.
Star Trek legend George Takei is leading the charge against Hollywood's whitewashed version of anime classic Akira. He wants Warner Bros. to do the right thing and cast Asian actors in the saga. But will the studio listen?