In recent years, efforts have been made to increase representation in Film and TV, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A Fantastic Four star, however, believes he’s not being enough.
Jessica Alba, who played the Invisible Woman in Fox’s two initial films about the group, spoke to Glamor UK and talked about diversity in Hollywood.
“It’s a business initiative for people now that they realize how much money they can make,” said the Fantastic Four star.
“It’s something they care about, which is good. How they get there doesn’t really matter. You’re like, ‘Great. Now you realize there’s a whole bunch of people that you just left out of the conversation because you’ve never seen them on screen before. They were there all the time”
Alba then turned her attention to the new crop of Marvel movies being made, noting that she believes these blockbuster franchises continue to focus on “Caucasian” stars over others.
“Even if you look at the Marvel movies — that’s the biggest driver of fantasy and what’s happening right now in entertainment, because it’s kind of a family thing — it’s still pretty Caucasian.”
Fantastic Four is in development at Marvel
Marvel Studios is currently working on a new Fantastic Four reboot. The project would have directed by Jon Watts, but the filmmaker ended up giving up the work.
So far, it is still not officially known who will be the director’s replacement in the Fantastic Four reboot.
In the comics, the Fantastic Four are one of the main teams in the series. Marvel. Its members are Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing.
For now, there is still no release date for the new Fantastic Four reboot from Marvel Studios.
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