Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios chief and big mean bully who picks on Bleeding Cool's best friend Ike Perlmutter all the time for no reason, is ready to "Move Beyond the 'Completely White' Casts of Comic-Book Movies," according to the headline of his most recent interview on bird-themed entertainment website Vulture.
"I think that in the movies we've already made, and certainly in the movies that are coming up, it will be as inclusive a group of characters as one could want," Feige said in the interview. Marvel would always pick the best actor for a role, Feige assured the website, but, "For us, it's important that we don't feel like a completely white, European cast."
Feige referenced the creation of Black Panther in Marvel's comic books as proof that Marvel was progressive (in the 1960s), even though he is literally at war with the comics division of Marvel according to dozens of reports on this very website, and said that Spider-Man: Homecoming would be a major step forward for diversity.
"Our filmmaker came in and had pictures of real high schools, and they are as diverse as you could imagine" Feige said as no one at Vulture thought to question how Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is allowed to just collect photographs of high school children. How many children does Jon Watts possess photographs of? Were they photographed openly or in secret? Did all of the parents sign permission slips? This is entertainment journalism, Vulture! Ask the damn questions! "That was something that was important to us, to set it apart from other Spidey films that have been made — to carve that niche — and to have it represent the world today."
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.