‘’The Falcon’’ Anthony Mackie Criticizes Marvel Productions For Lack Of Diversity
If you don’t know, Anthony has starred in several Marvel films as Falcon since 2014. He will reprise the role in Disney+’s upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
And during his conversation with Daveed Diggs for Variety’s Actors on Actors, Anthony pointed out something that Marvel has done that is “more racist than anything else.” He said, “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.” Uh oh!
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?
“We’ve had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore,” Anthony added. “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?”
Not only that, the 41-years-old actor also added what changes he would like to see from Marvel in future hiring practices.
‘’My big push with Marvel is to hire the best person for the job. 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 résumé to get them other jobs. If we’ve got to divvy out as a percentage, divvy it out. And that’s something as leading men that we can go in and push for.”