X Men Apocalypse is hitting screens next year and those with Hindu faith are not too happy about it. Their deity, Krishna, was referred to in the trailer as the villain, played by actor Oscar Isaac. Furthermore, the actor claims that his interpretation of the character may appear disappointing to fans of the franchise.
The Hindus residing in America have been reacting negatively to the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” franchise, especially when their deity was referred to as the villain in the movie’s trailer released last December 11, 2015.
The said trailer shows Oscar Isaac playing Lord Krisha saying, “I have been called many things over many lifetimes – Ra, Krsihna, Yahweh.” The said character was considered as the villain of “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Rajan Zed, a Hindi leader in America, demanded director of the film Bryan Singer to remove all references between their franchise characters and that of the Hindi God, Krishna. In fact, Zed stated, “Such trivialization of Lord Krishna, who was highly revered in Hinduism, was quite inappropriate and disturbing to the devotees. Lord Krishna was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for pushing movies for mercantile greed of filmmakers,” reported Indian Express.
He added, “Hindus are for free artistic expression and speech as much as anybody else if not more. But faith is something sacred and attempts at trivializing it hurt the followers.”
Issac also claimed that not only will the Indians be disappointed, fans of the franchise might also be discouraged with “X-Men: Apocalypse,” reported Cinema Blend. He claimed that his character, Apocalypse, may be showcased in a different way from the comic books. He said, “When someone says Apocalypse without referring a comic book, it’s a very general question. They may want to state which is their Apocalypse first. He’s definitely not going to be everyone’s favorite version of Apocalypse, but he’s my favorite version of Apocalypse.”
Surrounded by negative criticisms from Hindu believers and the actor who plays the lead role himself, Oscar Isaac, will X Men Apocalypse be as interesting and endearing like the other X-Men installments? Catch “X-Men: Apocalypse” hit the theaters on May 27, 2016 and find out if the Apocalypse is as good as you’re hoping him to be.