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‘Doctor Strange’ casting of Tilda Swinton as ‘The Ancient One’ was a mistake: Kevin Feige

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May 21, 2021 11:36 IST

Washington [US], May 21 (ANI): Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige throughout a current interview admitted that the controversial casting of actor Tilda Swinton as ‘The Historical One’ in 2016’s ‘Doctor Strange‘ was a mistake.
In accordance with Deadline, the 47-year-old movie producer spoke to ‘Males’s Health’ for a canopy story on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’. He additionally talked in regards to the casting of star Simu Liu within the film and stated the uproar over casting Swinton because the Tibetan magic arts guru was “a wake up call.”
“We thought we were being so smart and so cutting-edge. We’re not going to do the cliche of the wizened, old, wise Asian man. But it was a wake-up call to say, ‘Well, wait a minute, is there any other way to figure it out? Is there any other way to both not fall into the cliche and cast an Asian actor?’ And the answer to that, of course, is yes,” Feige stated.
Deadline reported, on the time accusations of “whitewashing” the character noticed Marvel declare it supported artistic freedom, together with in casting.

Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe] to life,” “The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by anyone character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic,” a press release issued on the time stated.
The assertion added, “We are very proud to have the enormously talented Tilda Swinton portray this unique and complex character alongside our richly diverse cast.”
Deadline reported that the ‘Suspiria’ actor herself stated that casting her within the position was an try to keep away from offensive racial stereotyping, avoiding “this kind of Fu Manchu, an ancient man sitting on top of a mountain called The Ancient One. They made this decision to not perpetuate those racial stereotypes.”
In the meantime, a sequel to the 2016 movie, ‘Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Insanity’, is at the moment scheduled for March 25, 2022.
The film will see Benedict Cumberbatch return as ‘Doctor Strange‘, Rachel McAdams will probably be again as Dr Christine Palmer, a surgeon, and Unusual’s love curiosity. (ANI)

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