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“Avengers” star Anthony Mackie is talking about Marvel’s diversity efforts, which he says have failed.
Mackie, who plays the great-flying Falcon hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been outspoken in an interview with Fatherly about his thoughts on Black Lives Matter and the superhero franchise’s efforts to increase diversity.
In an interview published Wednesday, Mackie said Marvel has no problem with racism, but with conscience.
“With Marvel – I really think with most companies – they feel like they’re doing what they should be doing,” he said. “By no means is form or form enough.”
He added: “Anyone who is big in our industry, if you have a party at home, your party is 98% white. If you go to your office and your office is 98% white, that reflects your reality “.
Mackie added that being part of Marvel movies has been a “huge opportunity” and that he feels responsible for “making sure the Marvel universe is as good as it can be.”
“My big one is, put your money in your mouth,” he said. “You can’t broadcast a black guy as one of your main superheroes and don’t expect him to have that conversation.”
According to Mackie, there has also been talk of increasing diversity behind the camera, such as when he was offered his role in Netflix’s “Altered Carbon.” Mackie joined the science fiction program this year.
“When they made me the offer, I said,‘ It’s very important to me that at least one of the directors is female and it’s very important that at least one of the directors is Black, ’” she recalled.
Mackie also reflected on the ending of “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw Captain America, played by Chris Evans, pass over his shield emblem to Mackie’s Falcon.
“He was humble, just because of my background and where he came from,” Mackie said. “It’s even more humble considering where we are as a country. Marvel has done a lot for the actors in front of the camera. Let Captain America pass the shield to a black guy. Each studio needs to do more to incorporate more. people in business. “
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It’s not the first time Mackie has criticized Marvel studies on diversity.
In the issue of Actors on Variety Actors in June, the actor expressed the problems he sees with the studio to Daveed Diggs, the protagonist of TNT’s “Snowpiercer”
When asked by Diggs about how he was interacting with Black Lives Matter, Mackie noted that he will be the lead Marvel actor for the first time in the Disney + TV series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which will take place in August, just as Diggs is. the leadership of “Snowpiercer.”
“We have the power and the ability to ask those questions. It bothered me that I’ve now made seven Marvel movies, where every producer, every director, every acrobatic person, every costume designer, every PA, every person has white state. “Mackie said.
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He decided there was a black producer, Nate Moore.
“It produced Black Panther,” Mackie said. “But then when you do ‘Black Panther’, you have a black director, a black producer, a black costume designer, a black acrobatic choreographer. And me, that’s more racist than anything. Because if you can only hire the Blacks from the movie Black, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast? “
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