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Entertainment Anthony Mackie Criticizes Marvel's Lack of Diversity

01:40  29 june  2020
01:40  29 june  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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  Anthony Mackie Says It's 'More Racist' That 'Black Panther' Is Only Marvel Movie With Black Crew "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" actor Anthony Mackie called on Marvel to do better with diversity on its films and said it's "more racist" that the only film to feature a black cast, director and crew was "Black Panther." "It really bothered me that I've done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white," Mackie said as part of Variety's"It really bothered me that I've done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white," Mackie said as part of Variety's Actors on Actors video segment.

Anthony Mackie has attacked the lack of diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that he especially has issues with how the studio approached Black Panther. Mackie made this admission during a recent discussion with Daveed Diggs as part of Variety’ s Actors On Actors series

Anthony Mackie has attacked the lack of diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that he especially has issues with how the studio approached Black Panther. Mackie made this admission during a recent discussion with Daveed Diggs as part of Variety’ s Actors On Actors series

Anthony Mackie et al. posing for the camera © George Pimentel/Getty Images

Anthony Mackie is looking forward to seeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe change -- in front of the camera and behind the scenes. In a conversation with Daveed Diggs for Variety's Actors on Actors, Mackie opened up about what's "bothered" him about Marvel's lack of diversity. The actor has played Falcon since 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and stars as the character in the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

"It really bothered me that I've done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white," Mackie said.

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Anthony Mackie has played Falcon seven times in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2014’ s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” In an interview for Variety‘ s Actors on Actors issue, Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs about the need for more diversity in Disney’ s Marvel movies.

In the coming weeks, it's expected Anthony Mackie will return to work on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier as production schedules allow. When Snowpiercer comes out, you're the lead. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions," Mackie says of Marvel ' s lack of diversity .

"We've had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore. He produced Black Panther. But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, a Black costume designer, a Black stunt choreographer," he continued. "I'm like, that's more racist than anything else. Because 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."

Mackie pointed out that starring in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier affords him more power. With that power, he hopes to enact positive change.

"My big push with Marvel is hire the best person for the job," he explained. "Even if it means we're going to get the best two women, we're going to get the best two men... Fine. I'm cool with those numbers for the next 10 years. Because it starts to build a new generation of people who can put something on their resumé to get them other jobs."

"If we've got to divvy out as a percentage, divvy it out," Mackie continued. "And that's something as leading men that we can go in and push for."

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