Author Morgan Jenkins tweeted: “I’m sure Gal Gadot is going to do a wonderful job as Cleopatra. However, for me personally, I would love a Cleopatra who’s darker than a brown paper bag, because that seems a bit more historically accurate.”

While another writer Justina Ireland added: “How you gonna cast Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra when Lupita is RIGHT THERE?!?”

However, many have been defending Gadot and pointing out Cleopatra’s Greek heritage.