Anthony Mackie Comments on ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Controversy
Anthony Mackie stars in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as The Falcon, but in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live, the 35-year-old had more to discuss than just his franchise. When asked about the recent controversy that sprouted up in the wake of Fox casting Michael B. Jordan in “Fantastic Four” as Johnny Storm, a character who has been portrayed as white in the comics, Mackie said the problem lies with the viewers. “As an audience member, if you can’t [accept that anyone can play a fictional character], you have to look at yourself,” he said.
Mackie’s “Captain America” film is out in theaters on April 4.