First Image from Ridley Scott’s EXODUS Starring Christian Bale as Moses

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Ridley Scott loves hopping between genres.  In the past five years alone, he went from a spy thriller (Body of Lies) to a medieval action movie (Robin Hood) to a sci-fi flick (Prometheus) to nihilistic drama (The Counselor) and now he’s going to a biblical epic with Exodus.  Adapted from some book called “The Bible”, the story follows Moses (Christian Bale) trying to free his enslaved people from their ancient Egyptian rulers.  The first image shows us Moses in his pampered days as an adopted member of the royal family, but it doesn’t really tell us much about the film as a whole.  The movie will certainly be big, but I’m wondering how Scott plans to give it a fresh angle, or if this is just going to come off as Cecil B. DeMille‘s The Ten Commandments with a 21st-century visual effects polish.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, and Sigourney WeaverExodus opens December 5, 2014.

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  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Ridley Scott next flop
    I hope it is
    Can’t stand whitecasting in the 21st century

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      Seriously, everytime I come onto this site you are always trolling about something. Constantly negative and rarely have anything to contribute but with ridicilous gripes over the dumbest things. *Whitecasting? Really? Bale was hired because he’s a well known methodical actor who knows how to become the “character” that he is playing. Stop with your race gripes and your Ben Affleck hatred because he states his opinions of what he believes. IF you are looking for political talk and race discussions please go to CNN, Foxnews, or any other news source where they post these same articles. This is a Collider, a site designed for fanboys.

      • Kevin

        I don’t think he understands that the studio making this movie wants to make money.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Ok
        You do know that bale hasn’t had a hit outside of the batman movies yet ????
        How’s casting him will make the studio money ???
        You do know that people will see a movie no matter who’s starring ????
        You do know that the bible from the history channel is the most watched cable event this year ??
        Hell they’re releasing the movie version in February
        Again why did they cast white actors who haven’t had a hit since god knows when
        Look up the cast
        It’s all has been, one hit wonder and up and coming actors
        The cast didnt need to be white

        Read the whole Ben affleck playboy interviews

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        They also didn’t speak English either in that time? So what is your point? Bale hasn’t had a hit outside of the Batman films? The Fighter (Oscar Winning Performance), American Hustle (predicting multiple awards), 3:10 to Yuma, Public Enemies, even Terminator made over $100M. That version of the Bible that was on the History Channel, which I thought was good, also had an African American portraying Samson and Italians playing Egyptians. Who cares what the race is as long as the story is still being told. You are making an issue out of something that is irrelevant. If they cast Meryl Streep as Rosa Parks then I’ll listen to your complaints.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Meryl Streep as rosa parks ???
        Are you trying to say that Moses and Ramesses II are fictional ??
        They’re real people being whitewash you dumbass!!!
        Bale in the fighter was a supporting actor !!!!
        He was also a supporting actor in public enemies !!!
        Lol
        I guess Robert Patrick was the draw in terminator II according to your logic
        Lol
        Dumbass
        Terminator IV bombed which is why the franchise was sold to Annapurna pictures for 25 million dollars
        American hustle is an ENSEMBLE movie which he was the weakest link (trying his best De Niro impression)
        3:10 to Yuma made less his budget in the UNITED STATES by the way
        Lol
        You have nothing to say
        It’s whitecasting any way you look at it

        By the way movies are dubbed in every language so come up with a better excuse

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        It’s cute. You think you have a clue as to what people go see – Transformers, Identity Theif, Grown Ups, Ghost Rider: Sprit of Vengance. Because according to you these are what define true measures of success is by box office numbers alone. If you had written your response in cranyon at least I would have been better prepared for the argument I was having.
        Also, I wasn’t saying the remark about English speaking for the purposes of “dubbing” because English was not the tongue that was spoken in that region. My point is that they would have to, as actors, speak either Ancient Hebrew or some other possible form of language as many scholars are unclear. Not an excuse just rounding off facts to help you further your education at “NYU”.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Look up a little movie called the passion of Christ
        Forget the white actor playing jesus
        Tell me what language were they speaking!!
        See
        The movie could be a box office hit with ancient language being spoken
        This is the 21st century
        People don’t go see stars !!!
        Exodus is a biblical epic movie
        I don’t know why they fuck you’re bringing up comedies, a robot movie and a B- superhero movie

      • Bill

        The real Ramses had red hair genius.

      • daniel

        really,genius?

      • Bill

        Yes. They did a full analysis of his mummy. Genius.

      • daniel

        really,genius?

      • Fitzy

        moses is totally fictional, he only appears in the bible, there is no corroborating evidence of the jewish exodus or the existence of moses in the historical record

      • Fitzy

        moses is totally fictional, he only appears in the bible, there is no corroborating evidence of the jewish exodus or the existence of moses in the historical record

      • The Flobbit

        So how do you explain the plagues of Thutmose III, or the chariots, wheels, and Egyptian armor found at the bottom of the Red Sea? The Greek historian Hecataeus of Abdera recalls a people exiled from Egypt, led by Moses into Canaan. The Biblical account is *incredibly* specific. For instance, that there were 603,550 adult men, and that they were told to build a tabernacle, down to the sashes (blue yarn and linen with gold filigree) and rings the priests wore.

        The Jews have been celebrating Passover for thousands of years. Now tell me, why and how would they make that up?

      • Fitzy

        the hebrew bible is not actual evidence, its merely myth and folklore and unreliable and inaccurate, i dont care how *incredibly* specific the biblical account is, without anything else from the historical record to corroborate it, it is essentially meaningless. and how could the greek historian hecataeus of abdera recall anything of moses or the exodus? he was born in the 4th century bc, well over a millenium after the purported events
        and as for passover persisting for thousands of years, many other belief systems have endured for thousands of years, each with their own idiosyncratic rituals.
        come back to me with actual evidence, not hearsay and conjecture.

      • The Flobbit

        First, and to fall back on an old tactic, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. And sucks for you, because you cannot prove a negative (In this case: Moses did not exist).

        Second, the Biblical accounts of the Hittites, the Babylonians, the Persians, Solomon’s temple, and the Assyrian empire are all accurate and verified by historical truth. In the 1800′s, archaeologists did not believe the Hittite empire and the city of Hattusa (mentioned in the Bible) actually existed. Clay tablets from the Assyrian empire verified their existence, and Hittite cities were discovered by William Wright in the 1880′s. The Bible has proved accurate in describing the city of Babylon (including it’s gates), Persian and Middle Eastern culture, and the location of many VERIFIED historical artifacts. If those parts are true, why shouldn’t the others be?

        My point is: History and the Bible corroborate each other, and there is much historical evidence to prove the events of the Bible accurate. Yes, there is also myth, for instance the almost certainly fabled story of Samson.

        And my god, you’re screwed if you think historians a thousand years later can’t recall something from history. P.S. How and why, my friend. Answer me that.

      • Fitzy

        *yawn* fall back to an old tactic eh, the old tactic of most religious fanatics when faced with the truth, but hey, you cant disprove the existence of the flying spaghetti monster either but that doesn’t make him real. your logic is fuzzy and your’e using straw man arguments, but hey, you keep on believing your fairy tales and keep your ass in line or else that great big guy in the sky might smite you.

      • The Flobbit

        *yawn* Fall back on the old tactic of focusing on one point, ignoring the other points. You know the only people who do that? People who are wrong.

      • Fitzy

        we’re specifically talking about moses and exodus, it is only one point.

      • The Flobbit

        And I am showing that the Bible complements history and vice versa. I am showing that there is historical evidence to prove that a historical Moshe (Moses) existed, and he led the Jewish people from Egypt into Canaan.

      • Fitzy

        the bible is clearly not a reliable historical record, if we used your logic we would have to accept that the world is 6,000 years old, we would have to discount evolution entirely, we would have to accept that a man lived in the belly of a whale for three days, we would have to accept that the entirety of animal existence calmly walked two by two onto some manner of ark, just because the bible makes mention of events, people or places that actually happened or existed doesn’t validate the rest of the nonsense contained therein.
        this is not just an opinion of mine, this is a widely accepted consensus in modern academic circles, the early stories in the bible are held to have a historical basis that was reconstructed centuries later, and the stories possess at most only a few tiny fragments of genuine historical memory.

        the only people who hold the bible as a valid historical record are scholars of the abrahamic faiths.
        even the most cursory of research completely backs up absolutely everything i’ve said.

      • The Flobbit

        1. The Bible never stated that the world was 6,000 years old. That was an estimate thought up by some scholars. Still makes more sense than evolution.

        2. The Bible never says a whale, it says a big fish. That doesn’t make the story any less believable, and it is possible that it is allegory. Some of the Bible IS almost certainly allegory, for instance the story of Samson.

        3. I don’t think Noah took one of every animal onto the Ark. I think he took a pair of each animal he needed (young animals of course, to save on space), and those animals evolved (yes, evolved) into the animals we see today.

        4. The problem with you is that you think the world has always existed in the way that it exists now. The world was very, very different in the past, and who’s to say that some strange and wonderful things actually happened.

        5. And no, yours is not a “widely accepted consensus”. The theory of evolution is widely accepted as not being fact, merely a “logical explanation on how things could have happened”. For every hole you poke in the Bible, I can a few in evolution. I won’t get into it now, as I think I have shown that there IS historical evidence of a Hebrew Moses, and that was my point in the first place.

        6. Furthermore, what good has evolution done for the world? True Christianity teaches that love, respect, and good should be practiced – that we should help those less fortunate than us, that we should forgive our enemies, and that we should do good things. Tell me, what is wrong with that? Last I looked, Evolution was responsible for some of the largest genocides the world has ever seen – Hitler using evolution to “show” that some races were superior to others, and proceeding to exterminate those so-called “inferior” races. WWII-era Japanese thought that they were more evolved from the apes, since they had less body-hair than the Americans and Chinese, on whom they proceeded to commit atrocity after atrocity.

        P.S. Now don’t go off and tell me about all the cults and fanatics and pseudo-Christs. Simply put, they were not real Christians.

      • Fitzy

        hahahhahahah! :D you make such sense, you have me converted, i’ve seen the light, ‘the world was very very different in the past, and who’s to say that some strange and wonderful things actually happened” was the clincher, praise the lord! :D
        hey, have you ever heard the mark twain quote “never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference”

      • The Flobbit

        Go away. I agree with Mark Twain. You are such an idiot you are ignoring the forest for the trees. I am done with you. Goodbye.

      • Frank

        As many of us are, Twain was highly highly critical of organized religion and specifically Christianity – the Bible’s version of Christianity in particular. But he was a great believer in God. I would think if you’re going to argue Fitzy, you’d pick a quote from a godless man such as yourself. But you picked Twain. You clearly admire a man who believes in God. Now who’s the fool?

      • Fitzy

        ah now frank, there ya go, speaking for everyone again, and you really are putting a helluva lot of effort into your replies, i’d have a look at that if i were you, go out and have some fun frank, drink a few beers, smoke a doobie, get laid, dont waste your life pontificating to strangers on movie blog forums, its pretty unhealthy, have fun with real people instead, i’m sure your god wont mind :)

      • Frank

        I think that’s a great suggestion and I’m gonna do it Fitz, a beer or two sounds nice. I am married so getting laid is out. Just kidding. But before I move on from this, I just want to say that I completely understand where you’re coming from – that it is definitely ok to believe God or belief in God is ridiculous – that it’s your right to do so and your right to do it, convey it, dismiss it, anyway you want. I was just hopeful you’d issue the same respect, but I knew that suggestion could get touchy. That’s not something I can control and shouldn’t be able to control anyway. Live and let live is right. You’re entitled to do whatever you please, and should, and that is what makes these discussions both challenging and worthwhile.

        In any case, I’d still like to see a Moses that looks more authentic (to me), according to historical depictions of people at that time, but my history could be off, I’d freely admit. Hopefully Bale nails it, I wouldn’t put it past him.

      • Frank

        More Mark Twain since we’re all fans:

        “I believe in God the Almighty.

        I do not believe He has ever sent a message to man by anybody, or delivered one to him by word of mouth, or made Himself visible to mortal eyes at any time in any place.

        I believe that the Old and New Testaments were imagined and written by man, and that no line in them was authorized by God, much less inspired by Him.

        I think the goodness, the justice, and the mercy of God are manifested in His works: I perceive that they are manifested toward me in this life; the logical conclusion is that they will be manifested toward me in the life to come, if there should be one.”

      • Frank

        And the sentiment Mark Twain wrote that I agree with the most, and unfortunately, the root of the problems with this thread:

        “Let us now consider the real God, the genuine God, the great God, the sublime and supreme God, the authentic Creator of the real universe, whose remotenesses are visited by comets only comets unto which incredible distant Neptune is merely an out post, a Sandy Hook to homeward-bound specters of the deeps of space that have not glimpsed it before for generations a universe not made with hands and suited to an astronomical nursery, but spread abroad through the illimitable reaches of space by the flat of the real God just mentioned, by comparison with whom the gods whose myriads infest the feeble imaginations of men are as a swarm of gnats scattered and lost in the infinitudes of the empty sky.”

      • Fitzy

        the hebrew bible is not actual evidence, its merely myth and folklore and unreliable and inaccurate, i dont care how *incredibly* specific the biblical account is, without anything else from the historical record to corroborate it, it is essentially meaningless. and how could the greek historian hecataeus of abdera recall anything of moses or the exodus? he was born in the 4th century bc, well over a millenium after the purported events
        and as for passover persisting for thousands of years, many other belief systems have endured for thousands of years, each with their own idiosyncratic rituals.
        come back to me with actual evidence, not hearsay and conjecture.

      • Fitzy

        the hebrew bible is not actual evidence, its merely myth and folklore and unreliable and inaccurate, i dont care how *incredibly* specific the biblical account is, without anything else from the historical record to corroborate it, it is essentially meaningless. and how could the greek historian hecataeus of abdera recall anything of moses or the exodus? he was born in the 4th century bc, well over a millenium after the purported events
        and as for passover persisting for thousands of years, many other belief systems have endured for thousands of years, each with their own idiosyncratic rituals.
        come back to me with actual evidence, not hearsay and conjecture.

      • Fitzy

        the hebrew bible is not actual evidence, its merely myth and folklore and unreliable and inaccurate, i dont care how *incredibly* specific the biblical account is, without anything else from the historical record to corroborate it, it is essentially meaningless. and how could the greek historian hecataeus of abdera recall anything of moses or the exodus? he was born in the 4th century bc, well over a millenium after the purported events
        and as for passover persisting for thousands of years, many other belief systems have endured for thousands of years, each with their own idiosyncratic rituals.
        come back to me with actual evidence, not hearsay and conjecture.

      • daniel

        i wouldn’t be so sure

      • Fitzy

        moses is totally fictional, he only appears in the bible, there is no corroborating evidence of the jewish exodus or the existence of moses in the historical record

      • Ryan Jones

        There’s little to no indication that biblical characters actually existed, this is coming from someone who was brought up to believe they did.

      • Fitzy

        true that, even evidence for a historical jesus is sketchy at best

      • The Flobbit

        Tell that to Josephus.

      • Fitzy

        is that the same josephus whose ‘antiquities of the jews’ contained two references to jesus that were subsequently subject to christian interpolation?

      • The Flobbit

        Did they get to learned, respected historians
        THALOS, who wrote of an eclipse the day Jesus died,
        PLINY THE YOUNGER, who wrote of the worship of Christ, SUETONIUS, who mentioned one Chrestus (Christ),
        TACITUS, who wrote of Chrestians, who’s leader was “executed in the reign of Tiberius by the procurator Pontius Pilate”,
        MARA BAR SERAPION, who called Jesus “the wise king”, or LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA, who mentioned Jesus crucifixion and following?
        Even CELSUS, who claimed that Jesus was a fraud who learned magic from the Egyptians knew Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person.

      • daniel

        you’re dam righ

      • Fitzy

        of course there was a historical jesus, thats undeniable, but all that can be said with any degree of certainty is that he was baptised by john the baptist and that he was crucified, everything in between is conjecture.

      • The Flobbit

        So now you’re here admitting that there WAS A historical Jesus…? You are right, if you exclude the gospels, are you are left with is a boy born in Bethlehem, who grew up, was baptized, began teaching, was claimed to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah, purported to have done many miracles, was executed by Pontius Pilate the prefect by crucifixion, was *purported* to have risen again by his followers (Chrestians), who then travelled the world teaching a gospel of love and peace rather than war.

        This from the Roman scholars and historians mentioned above. I don’t see the problem. It appears that, whether or not you believed in Jesus’s miracles or purported divinity, the gospels represent a historically accurate account of the life of one Jesus of Nazareth.

      • Fitzy

        i said initially that the historical record for jesus is sketchy at best, and it is. if you exclude the gospels the only firm evidence we have for jesus is that he was baptised and that he was crucified. the ist of sources you have given, which incidentally looks like youve just lifted it out of the wikipedia page ‘the historicity of jesus’, is deeply flawed, most of what youve just talked about comes only from the gospels and christian scholars, in fact there is absolutely no firm evidence for the existence the place called bethlehem around the time jesus was supposed to have lived, the current settlement came much later, nor is there any record of a massacre of the innocents by herod at that or any other time. but like i said earlier, you believe what you want to believe and good for you.

      • The Flobbit

        Sketchy at best? Over half a dozen respected, learned scholars (or Roman, Greek, AND Jewish faiths)…not to mention thousands of ordinary people all showed that Jesus of Nazareth was a real person.

        And sorry, but I don’t know if it is your grammar or lack of punctuation, but are you claiming that Bethlehem did not exist? I’ll touch on Herod later, but confirm this and prepare to get your ass handed to you…

        P.S. I totally respect your beliefs. I just want to clear up some things you’ve gotten wrong (For instance, “There was no Bethlehem).

      • Fitzchiv

        even the most cursory of research on every one of the ‘respected, learned scholars’ you have quoted throws up all manner of ambiguities and flaws, for instance you spoke about ‘thalos’ and mentioned his account of an eclipse, this account is highly dubious as there could not have been an eclipse during passover as a result of the full moon being diametrically opposite the sun.
        i get he feeling this is not the first time youve felt the need to defend your beliefs to a nonbeliever and its quite obvious youre rolling out all those old christian nuggets to prove the heathen wrong. so is your whole aim in a conversation to ‘hand someone their ass’? but by all means, feel free to hand me my ass, but do it without referencing christian biased sources, try referencing peer reviewed, scholarly journals, not christian financed agenda driven research.

      • The Flobbit

        I don’t give a shit whether Thalos was right or not. He still admitted there was a REAL, HISTORICAL, Jesus, which throws all your theories out the window. You’re still ignoring the other 6 historians mentioned there. At this point only a fool would say there was no Jesus of Nazareth.

        I am not trying to “hand you your ass”, which I think I have already done at this point. I am trying to clear up some misunderstandings you have, for instance: there was no Bethlehem. Now respond to me using nothing but referenced, citated, completely unbiased information.

      • Fitzy

        yeah, youve really handed me my ass, and its ‘cited’, not ‘citated’, there is no such thing as citated, kinda like god.

      • The Flobbit

        No, citated, as in – it has citations…

      • Fitzy

        i’d invest in a dictionary if i were you, there is no such word as citated, ‘cited’ means has citations, ‘citated’ means nothing.

      • The Flobbit

        And I’d invest in a shift key. Capitals. Use them.

        Now goodbye.

      • Fitzy

        is that the same josephus whose ‘antiquities of the jews’ contained two references to jesus that were subsequently subject to christian interpolation?

      • Fitzy

        is that the same josephus whose ‘antiquities of the jews’ contained two references to jesus that were subsequently subject to christian interpolation?

      • Fitzy

        is that the same josephus whose ‘antiquities of the jews’ contained two references to jesus that were subsequently subject to christian interpolation?

      • The Flobbit

        Tell that to Josephus.

      • pinkincide

        So I guess you were pissed that Will Smith was cast as James West, and Jamie Foxx as Electro? Ran around screaming “blackcasting”? That must have been awkward…

      • pinkincide

        So I guess you were pissed that Will Smith was cast as James West, and Jamie Foxx as Electro? Ran around screaming “blackcasting”? That must have been awkward…

      • Al

        he is the leader of American Hustle, and YOU consider him weak is your opinion not the general opinion. By their logic, the Fighter is also a Esemble.

      • Frank

        DNA I agree with a lot of your posts and like you, but this is really a dismissive stance. I appreciate authenticity, that’s not to knock Bale because he’s great. I realize not everything can be authentic but Bale is so white, it just doesn’t ring true. It reminds me of when Jessica Alba was cast as Sue Storm imho. I’m referring to the discrepancy in looks, not comparing acting talent with Bale.

      • AdeoAdversary

        Somebody hasn’t seen The Fighter

      • Micah Lindstrom

        The Machinist? The Prestige? A New World? Out of the Furnace? I think you need to get YOUR head out of pop culture and go watch some incredible movies with Bale upping the acting ante. He’s a great actor, pretty much whether or not you like it. I can sympathize a bit on the idea of ‘whitecasting’, but only because I care more about seeing fresh talent than any kind of racial qualms. I would rather watch Bale nail the character than an Israeli bumble through the ‘I’m supposed to look like Moses, right?’ method.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Dude
        I’m talking about his box office not his acting ability
        The machinist bombed
        The prestige. Ok I give you that
        A new world ??? Are you kidding me ??? He was in the movie for the last 20 minutes and the movie itself flopped
        Out of the furnace is a flop

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        If we are talkning about Box Office success by your measures than we should have cast Optimus Prime as fucking Moses as his numbers speak “volumes” of success. You’re an idiot.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        K now you’re being stupid
        I’m pointing out that there was no reason to cast white people to play non-white characters
        Kevin pointed out that the studio wants money
        Then I pointed out that bale is not a big box office draw
        That’s all !
        Life if pi didn’t cast Toby maguire to play pi
        They picked the right role and the movie was a big hit

      • daniel

        dude,i agree with the race thing.had it been my movie i would have used ethnically accurate actors,but you’re still an IDIOT

      • MarcusMIDI

        So basically you want Bale to ‘black up’? I doooont think you can do that these days dude.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Robert Downey junior was nominated for an Oscar in tropic thunder which was a box office hit
        Your point ?

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Actually, Tropic Thunder in your book is not a box office hit as it cost $100M to make (before marketing is factored) and didn’t even make $200M. See your reference to Terminator Salvation above.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Tropic thunder was a piece of shit offensive movie but it made its budget+marketing on DVDs and tv rights alone unlike terminator IV
        (Ben stiller is a talentless hack as proven by Walter Mitty )

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Again, you are missing the point of the comedy that was being made just like w the Jamie Foxx comment. Making fun of actors (like Sean Penn) who take their work too seriously and going to extremes for roles is what Tropic Thunder was poking fun at. But I’m not going to dog your taste in comedies if that is not your style. But I will disagree on Ben Stiller’s directing as I think he is great. Zoolander, Cable Guy and Reality Bites are all great films that I enjoy and all are different from one another and shows that he is versatile in his style. Calling someone a hack based on 1 film, which I haven’t seen Walter Mitty so I won’t defend it yet, is the tiresome statement I have heard all too much. But according to you then yes, the likes of Spielberg, Gilliam, Scorsese, Fincher and others would all be hacks as all of them have had films at some point that have been deemed bad in their careers. Smh in amazement. What is your major at NYU? It can’t be debate, film, english or accounting…

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        I got it
        Sean penn did wear blackface in before the night falls
        I just don’t like any of Ben stiller’s movies
        They’re not subtle and overstay their welcome
        There are no character arcs, no character development, nothing
        A character start a way then he will not change or learn a lesson by the end of the movie
        Why would I go to great length to watch a movie from someone I do not like ???
        Well my parents wanted to watch Mitty
        I am in fact at the stern business school at nyu
        I will get a minor in film production, then a mfa in either filmmaking or screenwriting
        I don’t know why people like you expect me to write like James Joyce on the Internet

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Alright, I’m not gonna give you any more shit but I was just upset w your comments from earlier.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Alright, I’m not gonna give you any more shit but I was just upset w your comments from earlier.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        I got it
        Sean penn did wear blackface in before the night falls
        I just don’t like any of Ben stiller’s movies
        They’re not subtle and overstay their welcome
        There are no character arcs, no character development, nothing
        A character start a way then he will not change or learn a lesson by the end of the movie
        Why would I go to great length to watch a movie from someone I do not like ???
        Well my parents wanted to watch Mitty
        I am in fact at the stern business school at nyu
        I will get a minor in film production, then a mfa in either filmmaking or screenwriting
        I don’t know why people like you expect me to write like James Joyce on the Internet

      • daniel

        walter mitty is a good movie,you fool.

      • pat bateman

        mixed retard-
        christan bale is one other finest actors of this generation. Just because he was a supporting actor in the fighter dosent mean he was not the main draw to the film. You know nothing about movies so stfu

      • pat bateman

        mixed retard-
        christan bale is one other finest actors of this generation. Just because he was a supporting actor in the fighter dosent mean he was not the main draw to the film. You know nothing about movies so stfu

      • Micah Lindstrom

        Then I have absolutely no idea why you’re complaining. You’re apparently fine with the fact that he’s a great actor, but not fine with the dollar figures you think he’ll draw at the box office? And you have no suggestions about who to ‘not cast christian bale as’. Who cares about the box office draw? The question is quality, and box office is never really the best measure of that. You can’t discount Bale by saying he’s not done ‘killer’ (except for the prestige 0.o??? Haha) but you’re complaint really just has to do with race. Maybe just let it go? We all hope this will turn out well, but we’ll see.

      • -

        “You do know that bale hasn’t had a hit outside of the batman movies yet ”
        Those are 3 movies, 2 of which did over $1 billion. That’s better than a lot of the big ‘star’s right there. You’re fucking stupid.

      • -

        “You do know that bale hasn’t had a hit outside of the batman movies yet ”
        Those are 3 movies, 2 of which did over $1 billion. That’s better than a lot of the big ‘star’s right there. You’re fucking stupid.

      • bidi

        i can kinda see where the troll in central park (Mixed Race rich kid NYC) is coming from. i mean, that picture makes it look like they didn’t even attempt to make him look Hebrew, or Jewish, or whatever you wanna call it. it looks like Bale is just visiting the set before shooting. that hair could not be any whiter

      • bidi

        but Bale is easily one of my 3 favorite actors working today so i don’t really give a shit. i dig it

    • Konfucius

      Ok you are the now officially the casting director of Exodus. Enlighten us now please, what actors would YOU “Mixed Race rich kid NYC” want instead of the actors that got cast? I just want a honest answer because Im actually curious, you know if you say A you have to say B. Don’t be a smart ass just answer the question please?

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        I’d have a worldwide audition first before I decide to cast anyone
        But Id have cast Moshe Ivgy no matter what in any role

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        That’s not an answer. That’s you stalling to not look like you have egg on your face as you have no idea what you are talking about.

    • Werefon

      Fuck your Face in the Ass!!!

    • The Pop Pessimist

      After Reading this Thread. I give the point to Mixed Race Rich Kid… And 5 points to Gryffindor, just because.

    • JR

      So who would YOU cast?

    • Frank

      Not sure if it’s going to be a flop. I hope not because I love the story. But I agree on your assessment of the whitecasting. I’m a fan of Bale, but as Moses, he looks ridiculous. There wasn’t one accomplished actor that at least looked more authentic?

    • brNdon

      I love how much you praise blackcasting in other movies. Hypocrite.

    • Old Soldier

      ”C-C-Casting white people as Moses mu-mu-mu-makes my eyes rain”
      – Mixed Race rich kid NYC

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Bale looks miscast

    • Fitzy

      totally agree, way too light weight, movie has flop written all over it, ridley scotts recent output has been completely dire

  • all_I_have_to say

    I really wish hollywood would stop Whitewashing the Bible, Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra, Russel Crowe Noah, and now this. There is no way that the people of this region were “white” during these times. At least the History channel series “The Bible” was diverse.

    • Sam

      Many of the Egyptian Pharoahs (including Ramses II who is played by Edgerton here) had red hair and were known for their fair skin. There is a lot of disagreement on whether they all were white or some were black or a somewhere in between. Noah was Jewish, so yes he would have been white. Jews look virtually the same now as they have for thousands of years. We often take our modern understanding of how people in different cultures and regions look now and wrongly assume that that is how they looked thousands of years ago as well. There have been many migrations of people since then. Northern Africa used to be ruled by the Phoenicians who were white. Spain and France were ruled by the Celts (i.e. Scottish people), after the fall of Rome the Germans ruled Spain. Cleopatra was also white and was in fact half Greek.

      • Frank

        Very good point but there are many fine Jewish actors that fit this bill, that are white but have Middle Eastern notes. My grandpap was Lebanese and I look white, but have features. Fair-skinned is fine. Personally I would have liked to have seen an actor like Corey Stoll.

      • daniel

        what a load of shit,many jews are heavily mixed with europeans or completelly european,otherwise they’re just tanned east medditeraneans,aka semites.jeff goldblum is an example of semitic looking jew.noah fathered all humanity,so he wasn’t jewish.

      • Fitzy

        noah is a fictional character, humanity is the product of evolution.

      • Fitzy

        i wouldnt say :celts (ie scottish people) ever again, you sound silly.

    • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

      you do realize that the new version of “Noah” is NOT the traditional telling right?

    • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

      you do realize that the new version of “Noah” is NOT the traditional telling right?

      • daniel

        with noah i would have cast actors or even non actors of mixed race.

      • Sam

        Why? The characters are Jewish not “mixed race”.

      • daniel

        isn’t noah supposed to be the ancestor of all mankind?therefore,he has nothing to do with jews/

      • Gojiro

        Yeah, this new version has Giant Freakin’ Mechs!!

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        …I would watch that movie!

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        …I would watch that movie!

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        …I would watch that movie!

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        …I would watch that movie!

      • Gojiro

        Yeah, this new version has Giant Freakin’ Mechs!!

      • Gojiro

        Yeah, this new version has Giant Freakin’ Mechs!!

      • Gojiro

        Yeah, this new version has Giant Freakin’ Mechs!!

      • Fitzy

        it is the traditional telling, with the ark and the animals and all that jazz, check out the trailer, looks awful.

  • Kevin

    I was expecting longer hair. This could be good.

  • Kevin

    I’m still not sure why people care about biblical characters being white.

    • Miles

      Because they weren’t white. How is that a hard concept to grasp?

      • Kevin

        I’m pretty sure they didn’t speak English either. Why isn’t anyone complaining about that?

      • all_I_have_to say

        Kevin, it’s one thing to cast the lead, .but the entire supporting cast are Caucasian. The only thing that makes this a “fanboy” movie is Bale. A lot of “christians” for whom this movie is geared toward it can be stupiying…ie cleopatra. there is nothing wrong with a little diversity

      • Kevin

        They don’t need it.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        Do you really think a Bible adaptation directed by an atheist is being geared towards Christians?

      • axalon

        Because then people would have to read subtitles in a mainstream movie and that requires some degree of effort! Grrr!

      • daniel

        they were pretty close to white anyway.caucasians.daniel

    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

      Ok
      You do know that bale hasn’t had a hit outside of the batman movies yet ????
      How’s casting him will make the studio money ???
      You do know that people will see a movie no matter who’s starring ????
      You do know that the bible from the history channel is the most watched cable event this year ??
      Hell they’re releasing the movie version in February
      Again why did they cast white actors who haven’t had a hit since god knows when
      Look up the cast
      It’s all has been, one hit wonder and up and coming actors
      The cast didnt need to be white

      • Kevin

        Maybe the characters’ actions and the messages of the story are what’s important and not what they look like.

      • Kevin

        Maybe the characters’ actions and the messages of the story are what’s important and not what they look like.

      • Miles

        Why are you so against people of other nationalities having more roles and opportunities in Hollywood?

        Because your actions and messages are certainly saying something.

      • Kevin

        I’m all for people of other nationalities having more opportunities in Hollywood and have never said anything to the contrary. But having a cast that lacks diversity is not wrong.

      • AllyCat

        You do relize that saying a cast that lacks diversty isn’t wrong and saying that other nationalities should opportunities in Hollywood are two very conflicting statements right?

        Your basically saying that minorities should get jobs; but nobody should be allowed to complain if they have been
        occluded from movies that are actually about them.

  • sense11

    Ridley Scott knows how to make these type of movies, i am excited

    (if you dont believe me watch the EPIC Kingdom of Heaven directors cut)

    • AdeoAdversary

      Ya, have to give a shout out to the DC of Kingdom of Heaven, really functions much better than the theatrical release.

  • derek

    Ridley scott hasn’t made a good movie in quite sometime. I really hope he does though. He knows how to make a film. Its starting to become evident to me that Bale is one of the best actors around today.

  • Leejoe12

    This just looks like Christian Bale visiting Rameses’ kingdom on a horse…

  • jackjakc

    So we finally know how Bruce Wayne got back into Gotham City…

    • george

      Hoping this is a return to form for Ridley Scott.

    • george

      Hoping this is a return to form for Ridley Scott.

  • Jack

    I still wish Bale could have played Noah over Russell Crowe for Darren Aronofsky. Hopefully we can see a Bale/Aronofsky team up in the future

  • SamBerns

    Batman is Jewish!

  • HORSEFLESH

    Moses was a Replicant who built the Tyrell corporation.

  • Faptain America

    I don’t care that Bale is white whereas Moses wasn’t. It’s America, our actors are going to be mostly white.
    On the other hand, Bale looks miscast. Get shaggier Bale, and maybe then you’ll be more like Moses.

    • daniel

      wtf is that supposed to mean.you do realise that america is multy ethic,do you?

      • Faptain America

        I should have said Hollywood instead of America. What I meant is, that American movies will normally have white male protagonists, so its not a surprise. Because it’s just what they have done in the past, so I’m used to it.

  • wilfredo arias

    looks like they hired the Mad Men hair and make up people for this.

  • HORSEFLESH

    I hope Moses has a sword and uses the Force in this one.

  • johnTnash

    Wait … I thought the Hebrews then weren’t white. …. I’m sorry. Trouble-maker me.

  • mattinacan

    I swear to God!

    (growls) Swear to Moses!

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      Damnit! I laughed really hard at this one. Nice.

  • justkiddingnobutseriously

    Bale’s hair is a little too perfect in that photo. That is my main concern about this movie.

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  • Ramasez

    Yeah, he definitely doesn’t stand out at all in Egypt….

  • Ramasez

    Yeah, he definitely doesn’t stand out at all in Egypt….

  • Julio Navas

    ¨Some book called ´The Bible¨. Matt Goldberg, you disrespectful idiot.

    • Merlin235

      Interesting. I took his comment differently. I thought he was being ironic, as if to say “some book you might have heard of called ‘The Bible’.”

      • daniel

        you have no sense of humour

    • Merlin235

      Interesting. I took his comment differently. I thought he was being ironic, as if to say “some book you might have heard of called ‘The Bible’.”

    • Fitzy

      yeah, i mean who hasnt heard of the worlds most popular work of fantasy fiction right?

      • daniel

        you’re an idiot

      • Fitzy

        and youre very holy, god bless you my son.

      • daniel

        you’re an idiot

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      I didn’t even catch that the 1st time. Yea, that’s pretty disrespectful. One thing I’ve been taught over the years it to respect other people’s beliefs.

      • daniel

        alright,i’m sorry.you’re right

      • daniel

        oops,you meant julio,my bad.

  • Julio Navas

    ¨Some book called ´The Bible¨. Matt Goldberg, you disrespectful idiot.

  • Merlin235

    That photo looks off. I know people here can’t get over the fact that Bale is white, but I don’t think that’s why it looks weird. For me it’s more the hair style, and tailored facial hair. It just looks weird to me. Hard to tell much from one picture though.

    • Frank

      Honestly, you hit the nail on the head. His hairstyle is way too modern-looking. I’m not arguing that people could have had short hair back then but it *looks* modern.

      • daniel

        well,he may be a prince in the scene so i guess his hair is groomed

      • daniel

        well,he may be a prince in the scene so i guess his hair is groomed

  • Merlin235

    That photo looks off. I know people here can’t get over the fact that Bale is white, but I don’t think that’s why it looks weird. For me it’s more the hair style, and tailored facial hair. It just looks weird to me. Hard to tell much from one picture though.

  • The Flobbit

    Ridley Scott does best with epic themes, and this looks very VERY epic. Hugely excited to see giant practical sets, location shooting in Spain, and the brilliant Christian Bale leading a stellar cast. This could be – SHOULD be – a return to form for one of Britain’s great directors.

    • daniel

      i would have put obed fehr in the movie,but i’m pretty excited anyway.

      • The Flobbit

        In Christian Bale we trust.

      • Faptain America

        Don’t you mean Nolan :P.
        Kidding, kidding.

      • The Flobbit

        Bale has had a prosperous and celebrated career away from Nolan. Nolan has had a prosperous and celebrated career away from Bale!

      • daniel

        yeah me to,the man is a force of nature

      • The Flobbit

        In Christian Bale we trust.

  • The Flobbit

    Ridley Scott does best with epic themes, and this looks very VERY epic. Hugely excited to see giant practical sets, location shooting in Spain, and the brilliant Christian Bale leading a stellar cast. This could be – SHOULD be – a return to form for one of Britain’s great directors.

  • Berlin59

    From Some book ?

    Would you have made that statement if it were about Gays? Somehow loving God has become the uncool. I am glad I serve a God who has paid the price for me and I need not fight for him.

    I really pity you Mr. Goldberg because whether you like it or not, that day will come on your dying bed when you will realize that the only one who has ever cared about you is the God that you so much hate.

    I think this is my cue to leave this website. I do not celebrate those who make fun of my God.

    • Frank

      That’s precisely why you should stay. It’s completely okay for others to have a different perspective and what they say is on them, not you. I believe in God but realize many don’t and that’s their right. If they tell jokes, I understand they’re jokes and it can be easy to read into that. It’s also easy to understand why some people have a disdain for religious or spiritual people, because so often they try to impose their beliefs. Many people regard it as fiction, or have different definitions of what constitutes God. I would never leave an interesting forum because the belief system is different than mine, considering my belief system is intact/ strong. In a way, you are passing judgement on the others here, a complete distortion of the message God instills. The path to God – or whatever you believe – is a personal path. Celebrate that. Love your neighbors, and certainly don’t leave a forum because it challenges you. If you’re a free thinker, you will come to your own informed conclusions about God, independent of a joke on a forum.

      • Fitzy

        wise words indeed frank, fair play, most fanatics are all fire and brimstone, live and let live is what i say.

      • Frank

        By definition fanatics are. But it’s always been a turn off for me and I was raised Catholic. I just think there is obviously conjecture, so why act like we *know* and judge others, ultimately defeating the main message? I’ve experienced some radical miracles in my life, some truly magnetic things and it’s awakened me to that energy, what God is and represents. But I will never try an impose these beliefs or use religion and fear of Hell as an agent of control. I’ve got an agnostic sister. She’s one foot away from being a full blown atheist but she’s a damn good person and her daily actions are a *real* reflection of God’s message. Not a bunch of words. Maybe one day that energy I referred to, she’ll feel as well, but that isn’t something you force onto people or condemn them over. Let them believe what they want to and respect that right.

      • Fitzy

        good for you, i was raised catholic also, but after many years of study and a healthy respect for science i understood that it was all absolute nonsense, the very arrogant notion that there is a specific ‘man like god’ for our tiny irrelevant pale blue dot of a planet, that everything else in the infinite universe doesnt matter, only our earth, and in particular a dusty region in the middle east, is absolutely preposterous.

      • Frank

        Yeah there can be a very hubristic approach to religion and definitions of God. People get so angry, I think just a defense mechanism to show how adamant they are. I will say though, as far as arguing is concerned, there’s always a tactful approach, always a way to carry yourself with integrity and convey your point without dismissing others so readily that you offend their faith, or science, or whatever they adhere to.

        Respectfully, that is something I think you could work on. I hope that doesn’t come across the wrong way. It’s great that you have a perspective and a position. You’re obviously very smart too, but tonally, it can be very easy to come across as the polar opposite of a fanatic. Essentially, a fanatic from the other side, an attacker. And I know some people are easy targets, i.e. the Bible thumpers – but when you act inhumane to someone, anyone, and then require them to be humane to you – then you are veering toward hypocrisy. And people not only get offended, they get nowhere. The discussion doesn’t go anywhere, how could it? My contention is that if someone wants to believe in the ‘man like God’ and all the holy accoutrements, that’s their right. Just like it’s your right not to. Let’s not step on their rights either, try to control or publicly bash them for having faith.

        You can do what you will obviously, that’s just a suggestion. In any case, have a Happy New Year!

      • Fitzy

        and its my right to believe that belief in a man like god is absolutely ridiculous, so its all good! happy new year dude!

      • Frank

        Yea, it’s pretty clear the point you’re missing is that I don’t care one way or another. I’m not debating the existence of religion, just your character. But it is all good dude. All good indeed.

      • Fitzy

        oh but i am a man of dubious repute so no need for debate.

      • Frank

        Ah, you’re as stubborn as the religious zealots you attack. There you go again, thinking this is about your opinion, even though I’ve told you numerous times it isn’t. I am also a man of dubious repute. It’s about your *approach*. It’s irrelevant whether or not you believe the belief in God is ridiculous.

        You feel it’s necessary to demean other people who believe. You are acting exactly like the maligned Phil Robertson would, except instead of demeaning blacks and gays, you do it to people of faith. This type of bullying is what’s wrong with society, to its core. A man like Phil Robertson can say atrocious things and claim it’s the word of God. It has nothing to do with God or lack of God and everything to do with his arrogance to assume others care what his opinion is. This propagates a perfect storm of radical nature, misunderstanding, arrogance and hypocrisy. You’re just sitting on an opposite side of fanaticism, and it encourages dissension rather than true understanding of the human condition and community. That’s why I’m continuing to post, because you’ll probably walk through life thinking some people here are attacking you because of your principles, but in reality it’s because you lack empathy. Not education. Empathy. You rob people of hope. Just like Phil.

        Ridley Scott, being agnostic, doesn’t do this. He’s an authentic filmmaker and presents ideas as he did in Prometheus and Kingdom of Heaven but doesn’t attack. Because of his *approach*, he has my deepest admiration. He asks questions, doesn’t act like he has the answers and everyone else can fuck off. Do you see what I’m illustrating? Is it possible for a man of dubious repute to look past his opinions, inward at himself, his actions?

        It’s a good place to start homie.

      • Fitzy

        i am not your homie. and who the fuck are you to judge my character? who appointed you as arbiter? what the fuck do you know about me? and i am not offering an opinion, i am offering statements of fact, the fact that there is no historical or archaeological record of moses or the exodus outside of the bible is a fact, not an opinion. and robbing people of hope? what kind of bollocks talk is that? you think it is preferable for people to live unquestioning cowed lives governed by a delusional set of beliefs rather than waking up to the fact that this life is very short yet is also absolutely incredible, the intricacies and wonder of nature and science are enough, why do we need some vengeful angry god to make our lives better? and i’m really intrigued as to how you construe my discourse here as bullying? its you who is telling me what is what and what i am and how i should behave and making comparisons to people who have been vilified in the media, other people are telling me theyre going to serve me my ass and that i’m an idiot. if i think something is ridiculous i will say i think its ridiculous, if someone thinks how i think is ridiculous why dont they just say so?

      • Frank

        Look guy, I can’t answer all your questions for you, it’s exhausting. And it’s your work, you need to do that on your own. But I can say or do anything I want too, you can’t curtail that. I don’t expect you to understand either. You don’t have the *empathy* to digest it, and I find that pitiful. What I know about you, I know from your posts. You’re so inflated that you can’t reflect on your own behavior and I’d wager that infects every element of your life and relationships – you just can’t recognize it. I’m on a fucking forum and it’s clear as day! And that sucks for you. Neither God or science or anything can fix that, it’s up to you. It’s a product of you. So who the fuck am I? Just a wake up call. When you act callous toward others, people like me exist to call you out. You are a bully. And it is a fact, not opinion. You are another side of Phil Robertson’s coin, you exhibit the same behavior – not beliefs. Behavior. And get as passive aggressive as you want, set yourself up as a victim, it doesn’t change that fact. You certainly have the right to treat other people like shit, that’s your freedom and it is indeed grand, but we (and the people who occupy your life by the way) have the right not to listen as you patter. But by all means, please continue your narrow, hate-filled posts if they improve your life.

      • Fitzy

        hahahahaha! :D oh youve really put me in my place, now i’m gonna go off and say some prayers and shit.

      • Frank

        Who are you going to pray to, homie? The mirror? ;)

      • Frank

        And by the way I’m not gay or black or atheist either but anybody that tries to pick on them could expect to get shut down like you did Fitzy. All has to do with what your behavior warrants. Have fun praying.

      • Fitzy

        oh you really shut me down frank, and i really like how you put the religious majority right up there with the rest of the minority groups, team frank: internet police! but seeing as advice is your thing, heres some of mine, i think you should get out more frank, maybe make some real friends in the real world, maybe go get laid, or is getting laid before you get married against your belief system? i dunno, but either way have fun dude!

      • Frank

        “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

        Mark Twain

        P.S. Fitzy, you were practice. ;)

    • Fitzy

      matt goldberg was obviously joking with that comment, its so glaringly obvious that he was being ironic.

  • Mooosssseesss

    To anyone who complains about the so-called “whitewashing” going on in this film, I say nonsense. Egypt was very much a multinational and multiethnic world power at the time. People came from all over the world to settle there due to the severe famine in almost all other parts of the world. Even a few of the Pharaohs were from other nations.

    • Cam

      Actually a lot of this is still up for debate, the caucasian rase is believed to be scarce at the time/place so its kinda diffcult to argue that any biblical figure was white. Escpacally Moses; since he was a Hebrew who needed to pass as an Egyptian.

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