Doctor Strange: Marvel regrets whitewashing a character

Doctor Strange: Marvel regrets whitewashing a character

Doctor Strange

In the film industry there is the term "whitewashing". This is understood to mean the casting of a certain role with a white actor, although the character in question comes from an ethnic group or has a different skin color. This is exactly what Marvel had to put up with when the superhero film Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016. There the actress Tilda Swinton was seen in the role of "Ancient One", although an older Asian man is clearly envisaged in the original.

At that time, Marvel defended itself against the violent criticism, but now there is everything Apparently a little more insight. At least that is what the latest statements by Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, suggest. In a recent interview with Men's Health magazine, he admitted that the cast was a mistake.

"We thought we were so clever and innovative. We didn't want that wrinkled old stereotype , wise Asians meet. But it was also a wake-up call for us to say, "Wait a minute! Isn't there another way to solve this? Is there another way to avoid falling into the cliché and still seeing an Asian actor." get involved? '. And the answer to that is: yes, there is. "

Accordingly, the allegations have at least made the decision-makers at Marvel Studios thoughtful. It remains to be seen whether and what effects this will have on future castings. By the way: The follow-up film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is due to be released in German cinemas on March 25, 2022 after several postponements.

Source: Men's Health