Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has admitted that casting Tilda Swinton in the 2016 MCU film Doctor Strange was a mistake.
In the superhero film — and later in Avengers: Endgame — Swinton, 60, played The Ancient One, a character that is portrayed in the comic books as an older Asian man.
Swinton excelled in the role, as did Ejiofor, playing Baron Mordo (who in the comics isn't black).
'We thought we were being so smart, and so cutting-edge,' he said. 'We’re not going to do the cliché of the wizened, old, wise Asian man.'
So why is he expected to apologise for 'miscasting' fictitious characters, when elsewhere, others are being prortayed as 'stunning and brave' for miscasting a real historical character?
Speaking with the magazine, new mum Jodie detailed how she overcame the backlash to her being cast by focusing on the bigger picture and motherhood.
There is no bigger picture here. There's just shock value and a gleeful disregard for the facts in favour of a thumb in the eye of the audience. When will these producers apologise?