Anthony Mackie criticizes Marvel Studios' lack of diversity

Actor Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson / Falcon in the Cinematic Universe at Marvel Studios, believes that UCM should be more diverse.

Anthony Mackie debuted in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), since then we have been able to see it in different films of Marvel studios helping his friend Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who gave him his shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame. He will also star in the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier of Disney +. So he is an important part of this Cinematic Universe and he believes that they should fight more for diversity.

Marvel studios He has definitely started to make a greater effort to increase diversity in his films, so the next films will be The Eternals and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (Both UCM films are not directed by white directors.) Even so Anthony Mackie He believes that there is a long way to go, as he explained in an interview with Daveed Diggs from the Snowpiercer series.

“When The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is released, I am the leader. When ‘Snowpiercer’ comes out, you are the leader. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions, ”said Anthony Mackie. "It really bothered me that I've made seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every specialist, every costume designer, every personal assistant, every person has been white."

Surprisingly, he commented that hiring an almost totally black crew on film is, in many ways, just as bad.

"But then when you do Black Panther, you have a black director, black producer, you have a black costume designer, you have a black choreographer," said Anthony Mackie. "And I think it is more racist than anything else. Because if you can only hire blacks for the black movie, are you saying they aren't good enough when you have a mostly white cast? ”

Anthony Mackie he concluded by saying that Marvel studios You should "hire the best person for the job. Even if that means we are going to get the two best women or we are going to get the two best men. ”

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