November 1, 2016


Kevin Feige Wants to Change Marvel's 'Completely White' Casts

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Superhero culture has been called out for its lack of diversity for decades, and Kevin Feige is continuing to work on fixing the issue. The Marvel Studios president shared his thoughts with Vulture about whitewashing within his own films, as well as his plans to cast different faces.

"I think that in the movies we've already made, and certainly in the movies that are coming up, it will be as inclusive a group of characters as one could want. For us, it's important that we don't feel like a completely white, European cast," Feige said.

The changes are being noticed in movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has Zendaya and Donald Glover as in the cast, and Zoe Saldana stepping up her role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Black Panther, out Feb. 2018, will star Black actors Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan.

"It's definitely important to us that these movies reflect the world," Feige explains. So expect Marvel's future projects to feature even more notable cast members of the non-white variety. 

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