Actress Jessica Alba, who appeared in a pair of much derided comic book movies more than a decade ago, says Marvel’s cinematic superhero films are still too white.
Alba starred as Sue Storm in two movies based on Marvel’s Fantastic Four comics. Though neither were well received and both came before the modern, more successful Marvel era, Alba says that she felt that superhero movies were too white back in 2005. And she also feels things haven’t gotten much better in more than 15 years. Her paternal grandparents were children of Mexican immigrants. Variety noted that the whole genera is “too Caucasian.”
“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. “I would say I was one of the few back in the day… And it was before Marvel was sold to Disney, but it’s still quite more of the same.”