There’s been quite a bit of talk about who should direct the Black Panther solo film hitting theaters in 2018. Ava DuVernay was in talks to helm the project and recently the likes of F. Gary Gray and Ryan Coogler have been said to be up for the job, which makes it seem that the studio is definitely looking at black director for the upcoming Marvel Studios film. Should race matter when it comes to choosing a director for a film about a black superhero? Anthony Mackie, who portrays The Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, doesn’t think so. While promoting his latest film, the actor commented on the subject.
The actor then went on to say that the doesn’t think that race or gender should come into play when choosing a director for a film. Mackie believes that the most important aspect when it comes to choosing a director for a project is their ability to tell a story.
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Source: The Daily Beast