Anthony Mackie criticizes Marvel Productions for lack of diversity

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In a recent interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors, MCU Anthony Mackie spoke to Daveed Diggs of Snowpiercer about the need for more diversity in Marvel movies. Soldier comes out, I’m the leader. When Snowpiercer is out, you are the leader. We have the power and the ability to ask these questions. It really bothered me to have made seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stuntman, every costume designer, every sound system, every person was white. “” We had a black producer. Her name was Nate Moore. He produced Black Panther, ”continued Mackie. “But then, when you do Black Panther, you have a black director, a black producer, you have a black costume designer, you have a black stunt choreographer. And I’m like, it’s more racist than anything. Because if only you can hire black people for film noir, do you think they are not good enough when you have a predominantly white cast? “In conclusion, Mackie added, “My big push with Marvel is to hire the best person for the job. Even if it means we’re going to have the best two women, we’re going to have the best two men. Very well. I’m cool with these numbers for the next 10 years. Because it is starting to train a new generation of people who can put something on their resumes to find other jobs. If we have to divide by percentage, divide it. And that’s something as leaders of men we can go to and lobby. ”

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A few months ago, Mackie spoke in more depth about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, saying that fans would be surprised at the evolution of the characters in the next Disney + series.

Besides Mackie and co-star Sebastian Stan, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier also features the return of Daniel Bruhl’s Zemo and Emily Van Camp’s Sharon Carter, as well as Wyatt Russell as John Walker – aka American Agent.

Click here for a quick rundown of how Sam Wilson became Captain America in the comics, which seems to be what this series is looking to do given the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame.
Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.



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