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Anthony Mackie criticises Marvel Studios for its lack of diversity when hiring production crews

June 29, 2020

Anthony Mackie has criticised Marvel Studios for its lack of diversity when hiring production crews for big-budget projects.

The actor, who is best known for playing Sam Wilson/Falcon since 2014, believes Marvel has a responsibility to ensure greater diversity among casts and production crews.

Speaking as part of Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, he said: “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.”

Mackie went on to note that while Black producer Nate Moore had produced Black Panther, casting a largely Black cast and production crew on the movie wasn’t the progressive move it necessarily appeared.