BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Jessica Alba attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The MCU's
Diversity Hasn't
Gone Far Enough
According To
Jessica Alba
While no one can deny how impressive of a feat the MCU is, the franchise has long dealt with criticism positing that the whole thing is a little too one-note in terms of character backgrounds. Jessica Alba, who played Susan Storm aka The Invisible Girl in “Fantastic Four” back in the day and is a woman of Mexican heritage, shares this belief.
In a recent interview, Alba discussed the ongoing need for diversity in Marvel films. "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 sort of the family thing — it's still quite Caucasian," she said.
She concluded by stating, "I was one of the few back in the day [...] but it's still quite more of the same. I just think more for the younger people who are coming up, who are going to be our future leaders, it's important for them to see the world on screen, or in stories, in the dreams that we create as entertainers; it reflects the world that they're in."