Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange was a hit when it hit theaters in 2016. However, the film came under fire due to the cast of several white actors. Many said the studio whitewashed its cast.
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In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige acknowledged the mistakes and regretted the way they acted. One of the biggest criticisms the film faced upon its release was the fact that Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One. While Feige and the folks at Marvel thought they were a little subversive in their casting, it didn’t work out.
“We thought we were so smart and up to date,” Feige explained. “We’re not going to make the old, wise Asian man cliché. But it was a wake up call to say, “Well, wait, is there any other way to find out? Is there any other way not to get stereotyped and cast an Asian actor? ‘And of course the answer to that is yes. “
Feige acknowledged that things could have been handled better, and from the sounds of things, it seems like the company is much better at figuring out how to be more inclusive in the future. With Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness On the horizon it will be interesting to see how those The film covers future character introductions and casting decisions.
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Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness sees the return of Benedict Cumberbatch when he starts his role as Dr. Stephen Strange repeated. This time the Sorcerer Supreme is accompanied by Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlett Witch, who emerges from the critical success of WandaVision. The sequel is described as the first MCU horror film and is intended to build on the events of WandaVision, Loki and Spider-Man: No way home.