Anthony Mackie Criticizes Marvel Studio’s Diversity Problems


Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Anthony Mackie aka Sam Wilson aka Falcon recently criticized Marvel Studio’ for lack of diversity in their films. He said this in an online interview with fellow actor Daveed Diggs.

Anthony first debuted in MCU from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and his character has been appearing in films majorly in Ant-Man, Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame. He also made a cameo in the first Ant-Man movie and is seen mostly in films where Steve Roger and Natasha Romanoff are present.

After Avengers: Endgame, The Falcon was handed over Captain America’s shield by old Steve Rogers himself. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are going to appear in Disney plus series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

During a recent interview in Variety’s online series Actors on Actor, Anthony said “It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, ever stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.”

He strongly criticized the Studios for lack of diversity behind the scenes. This is not new in recent news about the Hollywood industry. It is being criticized for issues such as racism from time
to time.

Mackie also said that the only film which had a lot of Black casts and the Black crew was Black Panther. It consisted mostly of Black people. He said,” if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?”

Earlier Thor Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson also signed an open letter demanding the Studios to adapt a more anti-racist storytelling approach.

SOURCE : Variety

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