Anthony Mackie Calls Out Marvel's Diversity Issue-Including Black Panther

  • Anthony Mackie Calls Out Marvel's Diversity Issue-Including Black Panther

Anthony Mackie Calls Out Marvel's Diversity Issue-Including Black Panther

"So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie".

"When The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes out, I'm the lead", Anthony said, referencing his upcoming TV series with Sebastian Stan. While Mackie has seen Marvel plant the seeds of diversity on screen, he expressed his displeasure with how the crew for most of the Marvel movies he's worked on have been predominantly white. Apart from Mackie's Disney+ show, a sequel to Black Panther is in the works, Black Widow's solo movie is finally coming out, and the standalone Shang-Chi movie will introduce the MCU's first solo Asian superhero.

Mackie also says the show's stunts are on "another level".

Regarding resuming filming, he added: "Hopefully, knock on wood, we'll be going back soon".

However, Mackie also notes that Marvel Studios needs to step it up when it comes to rounding up talent behind the scenes.

Anthony Mackie continued by pointing out some of the hypocrisy that likely came out of Black Panther, where the entire cast and crew consisted of people of color.

About Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther movie, the Avengers: Endgame actor said, "But then when you do 'Black Panther, ' you have a Black director, Black producer, you have a Black costume designer, you have a Black stunt choreographer".

"The actor, who has played the Falcon since 2014's Captain America: "The Winter Solider, said that only "[hiring] the black people for the black movie" could suggest that "they're not good enough when you have a mostly white cast". "One of the things I appreciate about these fandom worlds is how much the art that you consume is part of your identity". Though studios and networks have made great strides in having more diverse productions, there is still much more to be done. And that's something as leading men that we can go in and push for. Because it starts to build a new generation of people who can put something on their resumé to get them other jobs, and if we've got to divvy out as a percentage, divvy it out.

He's not wrong! But can Marvel and Disney - and really, the whole entertainment system - change so suddenly, and in the way that we all really need it to right now??