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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Chadwick Boseman Cast as Thoth in ‘Gods of Egypt’

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman has booked a role in Alex Proyas’ period epic “Gods Of Egypt,” which Summit Entertainment will release on Feb. 12, 2016.

The “42″ star, has signed up to play Thoth, the god of wisdom, moon and other things. He was the inventor of writing who announced and wrote down the judgments of the dead. Thoth is often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis, or a baboon.

Boseman joins Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, and Courtney Eaton.  The action-adventure pic  was co-penned by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

The film is based on ancient Egyptian mythology, but judging by the casting, it’s safe to expect all kinds of liberties will be taken with the real stories.

The synopsis for “Gods Of Egypt” reads:

“Magic, monsters, gods, and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the lush Nile River Valley in this sweeping action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.”

Chadwick Boseman can next be seen in the James Brown biopic, “Get On Up,” where he plays the Godfather of Soul. He also will appear in “Draft Day,” which also stars Kevin Costner.

 

 

Comments

  1. I peeped the subliminal message about this movie real quick. This Black actor will play one of the "Gods of Egypt" in Thoth (who is always portrayed with the head of baboon.) So they cannot admit the truth fully that Ancient Kemet/Egypt was a Black civilization so they will try to put a racist spin on things to save face, ALL of the "Gods of Egypt" are Black! So they are just going to use a Black actor for the god that was portrayed with the head of a baboon?! Darwin's theory still lives! This is to be expected when none of our independent black filmmakers will step up or get the support to correct these historical errors that are being portrayed to the world!

  2. What do you by "Darwin's theory still lives" ?

  3. A quote from "The Descent of Man", in a chapter called "The Races of Man.", in which Darwin wrote:

    "At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla" (1874, p. 178).

  4. A quote from "The Descent of Man", in a chapter called "The Races of Man.", in which Darwin wrote:

    "At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes…will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest Allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as the baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla" (1874, p. 178).

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