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Kevin Feige addresses casting Tilda Swinton as the old woman

Better late than never…

Sometimes you can rethink a casting, especially in a comic film. People are always trying to get things right or find a happy medium with some of the characters created in the past but may need a socially acceptable upgrade to the present.

When they poured Doctor StrangeKevin Feige and director Scott Derrickson wanted to stay away from the “Fu Manchu” stereotype of the wise old Asian person. To undermine that, they thought having a woman as a character was a big compromise.


“Doctor Strange”Recognition: Disney

But as Feige said Men health, that could have complicated things for no reason. And it was wrong.

“We thought we were so smart and up to date. We’re not going to make the old wise Asian man stereotype. But it was a wake up call to say, ‘Well, wait a minute, there is another way to do it Is there any other way not to fall into the stereotype and cast an Asian actor? ‘And of course the answer to that is yes. ”

Marvel has usually been good at casting and respect for cultures. Although they have certainly made mistakes, what I value most about them is what they learn. Every misstep is associated with a correction.

What are other Marvel missteps that you would like to correct? Let us know in the comments.

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