If you don”;t know, Anthony has starred in several Marvel films as Falcon. He will reprise the role in Disney+”;s upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Previously, Anthony called out the major movie studio, saying, “;It really bothered me that I”;ve done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white. We”;ve had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore. He produced “;Black Panther.”; But then when you do “;Black Panther,”; you have a Black director, Black producer, a Black costume designer, a Black stunt choreographer. 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?”;
In a new interview, Anthony was asked, “You recently put Marvel on blast for not having enough people of color working on their films. What prompted you to speak out?”
“I”;ll say this: I don”;t think what”;s happening is a racism problem. I think it”;s an unawareness problem. With Marvel, I really think with most companies, they feel like they”;re doing what they should be doing. In no way, shape, or form, is it enough. My big thing is, put your money where your mouth is. You can”;t cast a Black dude as one of your main superheroes and not expect him to have that conversation. It”;s just in my DNA to have that conversation. It”;s a huge opportunity for me to be part of the Marvel universe so it”;s my job to make sure the Marvel universe is as good as it can be,” Anthony told Fatherly. “Anyone who”;s big in our industry, if they have a party at their house, their party is 98 percent white. If you go to their office and their office is 98 percent white, that reflects their reality.”
Read Anthony‘s full comments he originally made about Marvel right here.
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