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Kevin Feige Says Black Panther Was Beginning of MCU’s Steps Toward Inclusivity

December 28, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Kevin Feige discussed Black Panther’s success and Marvel’s move toward inclusion in a new interview on Playback with Kris Tapley. Talking about the success of the first MCU film to feature a predominantly black cast, Feige said that representation will continue to expand in the MCU.

“Sometimes people have asked very directly, ‘Is [Black] Panther a one-off?’ in terms of inclusion representation and the answer is no, it’s the beginning,” the Marvel Studios president said. “That it worked out as well as it worked out just encourages to head in the direction that we were going to head anyway. You look at that film and the experience of the film, it was incredible. That movie, obviously, would not have been what it was if everyone

He added that the change has also taken place behind the camera, noting, “As Marvel Studios has grown and as our creative team has grown, it’s the same thing. It’s almost half men, half women now. We try to grow and promote in-house, almost anybody that works around me has worked here for many, many years and people are going on the produce some of our next films came in below people producing the films now. When you have diverse voices, you get better stories and you get more exciting stories and you get more surprising stories and that is something very, very clear to us.”