Anthony Mackie is talking out.
The actor, 41, just lately joined Daveed Diggs for a digital model of Variety’s Actors on Actors sequence, during which he opened up in regards to the diversity — or lack thereof — inside Marvel Studio’s movies.
The actors have been speaking in regards to the Black Lives Matter motion when Diggs, 38, requested Mackie how he is “interacting with the moment.”
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“When ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ comes out, I’m the lead of the show. When ‘Snowpiercer’ came out, you’re the lead of the show. We definitely have the power and the ability to ask those questions,” Mackie said.
“It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies now where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.”
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Mackie is about to star in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney+ within the coming months, which is able to make him one of many solely black individuals to steer a mission inside Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe, along with Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”
The “Detroit” star mentioned that there is solely been one black producer concerned with the Marvel motion pictures, Nate Moore, who labored on “Black Panther.”
“But then, when you do ‘Black Panther,’ you have a black director, black producer, a black costume designer, a black stunt choreographer,” Mackie mentioned. “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?”
The actor mentioned he is now pushing Marvel to “hire the best person for the job.”
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“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,” he defined.
“Because, it starts to build a new generation of people who can put something on their resume to get them other jobs. If we’ve got to divvy out as a percentage, divvy it out … And that’s something as artists, as leading men, that we can go in and push for.”