Anthony Mackie is talking out.
The actors had been speaking concerning the Black Lives Matter motion when Diggs, 38, requested Mackie how he is “interacting with the second.”
“When ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ comes out, I am the lead of the present. When ‘Snowpiercer’ got here out, you are the lead of the present. We undoubtedly have the facility and the power to ask these questions,” Mackie acknowledged.
“It actually bothered me that I’ve carried out seven Marvel films now the place each producer, each director, each stunt particular person, each costume designer, each PA, each single particular person has been white.”
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 guide a undertaking inside Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe, along with Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”
The “Detroit” star stated that there is solely been one black producer concerned with the Marvel films, Nate Moore, who labored on “Black Panther.”
“However then, whenever you do ‘Black Panther,’ you have got a black director, black producer, a black costume designer, a black stunt choreographer,” Mackie stated. “And I am like, that is extra racist than the rest, as a result of in case you solely can rent the black individuals for the black film, are you saying they don’t seem to be ok when you have got a principally white forged?”
The actor stated he is now pushing Marvel to “rent the most effective particular person for the job.”
“Even when it means we will get the most effective two girls, we will get the most effective two males. Superb. I am cool with these numbers for the subsequent 10 years,” he defined.
“As a result of, it begins to construct a brand new era of people that can put one thing on their resume to get them different jobs. If we have got to divvy out as a proportion, divvy it out … And that is one thing as artists, as main males, that we will go in and push for.”