Anthony Mackie On If ‘Black Panther’ Should Have An African-American Director: “You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct ‘Seabiscuit'”

In an interview with The Daily Beast Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/The Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) was asked if he thinks the upcoming Black Panther film starring Chadwick Boseman requires an African-American director (Fruitvale Station/Creed director Ryan Coogler is rumored to be in talks with Marvel): 

“I don’t think it’s important at all,” he says. “As a director your job is to tell a story. You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct Seabiscuit! The thing is I don’t think the race of the director has to do with their ability to tell a story. I think it’s all about the director’s ability to be able to relate to that story and do it justice. I think men can direct women, and two of my greatest work experiences were with female directors. So I think it all depends. May the best man—or woman—win.”

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