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Anthony Mackie on “Avengers”

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“Avengers” star Anthony Mackie talks about Marvel’s efforts at diversity, which he says are missing.

Mackie, who plays a highly heroic falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, received an honest interview with his father about his thoughts on Black Lives Matter and the superhero’s efforts to increase diversity.

In an interview published Wednesday, Mackie said that Marvel has no problem with racism, but with consciousness.

“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 shape or form enough.”

He added: “Everyone who is big in our industry, if they have a party in their house, their party is 98% white. If you go to the office and her office is 98% white, it reflects their reality. “

Mackie added that being part of Marvel movies is a “huge opportunity” and that he feels responsible for “making sure the miracle of the universe is as good as it can be.”

“My big thing is, put your money where your mouth is,” he said. “You can’t cast a black guy as one of your main superheroes and don’t expect him to lead this conversation.”

According to Mackie, there is also open talk about increasing diversity behind the camera, for example when he was offered his role in Netflix’s “altered carbon”. Mackie joined the science fiction show this year.

“When I was offered an offer, I said,” It’s very important to me that at least one of the directors is female, and it’s very important to me that at least one of the directors is Black, “he said.

Mackie also considered the ending of “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw Captain America, played by Chris Evans, handing his cult shield to Falcon Mackie.

“It was humiliating, simply because of my background and where I came from,” Mackie said. “It’s even more modest when we think about where we are as a country. Marvel has done a lot when it comes to actors on camera. Captain America handed the shield to the black man. Every studio has to do more to put more people in it. business. “

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This is not the first time Mackie has criticized Marvel Studios for diversity.

In the June issue of Variety’s Actors on Actors, the actor expressed the problems he sees in the studio to Daveed Diggs, the star of TNT’s “Snow Dog.”

When Diggs asked him how he interacted with Black Lives Matter, Mackie stressed that he would be in the Disney + TV series “Falcon and Winter Soldier” for the first time, for the first time in August, just as Diggs is the lead actor Marvel. Snowpiercer leader.

“We have the power and the ability to ask these questions. It really bothered me that I have now made seven Marvel films, where every producer, every director, every stuntman, every costume designer, every PA, every single person was white, “said Mackie.

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He ruled that there was one black producer, Nate Moore.

“He 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 sensor choreographer. And I’m glad it’s more racist than anything else. Black people for the movie Black, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast? “

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