Because it would be insulting to a culture that has already been shat on by Americans far too much?
Why is it a no go? It's not like there haven't been films or stories which feature religious iconography. Not trying to be blase, genuine question.
Sasquatch is boring honestly. Make it a Wendigo for Generation Meme bonus points. I know it's not the right tribe btw, but it doesn't have to be their monster.Wendigos are a part of religions that are still used today so that's a no go
OK, I can understand that. I'm coming at this from a non American perspective, and I'm not trying to be insulting in any way, just in case this comes across as insensitive. I'm just trying to understand your automatic 'no go' regarding wendigo.
There have already been many films, stories, games, and other media which have featured wendigo. There have also, as I said, been many films and media with other, existing, religious iconography. Since we know that this movie stars Native American actors, then why couldn't it incorporate the mythology and legends, including the wendigo?
Now, the wendigo may not be Comanche lore, but, as far as I'm aware, we're not 100% sure that it's definitely the Comanche that are depicted in Skulls, and I also wouldn't put it past the studio to mix up Native American folklore.
Since your points include it being insulting, and that it's an extant religion, I still can't see why they wouldn't do it. This isn't my own personal opinion, I'm just thinking of movie studios. There are plenty of films made which could be classed as insulting to extant religion, but they still get made, so I would be surprised if a movie studio automatically rejected the concept of including a wendigo.