“They Didn’t Need A Horse To Direct Seabiscuit”: Anthony Mackie Explains Why Black Directors Shouldn’t Expect To Direct Black Super Hero Movie
Bruh, why are you still talking for us?
Anthony Mackie is still spitting his nonsensical opinions about blackness into the press. The black actor spoke to The Daily Beast and they asked him his stance on Marvel hiring an African America to direct the Black Panther movie, which is a franchise based around a black super hero.
The question is relevant because a director has not yet been chosen for the film although they’ve already planed on it’s 2018 release. Here is what he had to say about it:
“I don’t think it’s important at all,” he says. “As a director your job is to tell a story. You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct Seabiscuit! The thing is I don’t think the race of the director has to do with their ability to tell a story. I think it’s all about the director’s ability to be able to relate to that story and do it justice. I think men can direct women, and two of my greatest work experiences were with female directors. So I think it all depends. May the best man—or woman—win.”
Comparing black people to horses seems problematic when there’s already a lack of black film makers and directors in Hollywood. We know there’s a difference between needing a black person to direct and wanting one, but representation is important. He sounds like Matt Damon on this topic.
Just keep your comments to yourself next time, dawg.