Anthony Mackie wants to see more diversity in Marvel movies outside of just #BlackPanther: "If you only hire Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?" https://t.co/pJ17DXry7N pic.twitter.com/9CLMTXnfTF— Variety (@Variety) June 29, 2020
Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs about the need for more diversity in Disney’s Marvel movies.
“When ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ comes out, I’m the lead. When ‘Snowpiercer’ came out, you’re the lead. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions. 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.”
“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. And 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?”