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Anthony Mackie Addresses Lack of Diversity Among Crews of Marvel Movies

Anthony Mackie lately joined Daveed Diggs for an episode of the quarantine period of Selection‘s Actors on Actors sequence.

Round 16 minutes into the dialogue, which was performed whereas honoring social distancing tips, the 2 spoke on the duty top-tier stars have with regards to pushing for higher illustration each behind the scenes and in entrance of the digicam.

“We undoubtedly have the facility and the flexibility to ask these questions,” Mackie, who stars within the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sequence, mentioned. “It actually bothered me that I’ve accomplished seven Marvel motion pictures now [where] each producer, each director, each stunt particular person, each costume designer, each PA, each single particular person has been white. We have had one Black producer, his title was Nate Moore. He produced Black Panther. However then whenever you do Black Panther you’ve gotten a Black director, Black producer, you’ve gotten a Black costume designer, you’ve gotten a Black stunt choreographer. And I am like, that is extra racist than the rest. As a result of if you happen to solely can rent the Black individuals for the Black film, are you saying they don’t seem to be ok when you’ve gotten a largely white forged?”

Mackie elaborated additional by explaining that his personal private “massive push” for corporations like Marvel and others is centered on hiring “the most effective particular person for the job.” He additionally expressed assist for a “divvy proportion” method, in addition to underlined the significance of main actors like himself and Diggs working to “push the envelope” from inside.

The Falcon and the Winter Solider, per Mackie, is sort of a “six our eight-hour film.” Although the sequence is presently nonetheless slated for an August launch, it’s not clear whether or not COVID-19 will end in that date being pushed again. Diggs’ Snowpiercer, in the meantime, premiered again in Could on TNT and is presently nonetheless in the course of the rollout for its first season.

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