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James Gunn brushes off racism allegations and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 | english movie news – Usky News

James Gunn was recently upset about being called a racist for casting Chukwudi Iwuji as the super villain in Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3 and publicly criticized the Instagram user who referred to him as the Nigerian-British actor. Tried to term the cast as racist. opposing role.
Chukwudi Iwuji was wearing the costume on the set of the next Marvel movie, and new co-head of DC Studios, James Gunn, captioned the photo, “Can’t wait for you all to meet this guy.”
Following this, an Instagram user commented, “Damn… they made another white man a black man. Why couldn’t they just leave him white or I don’t know… pick a different minority? How about Asian or gasp! a latino? (How many Latinos and Asians are there in the MCU? Like 5 total??) Or make him Indian or something… because they don’t and won’t, which makes them ‘woke’.

Gunn called out the troll saying that he chooses actors based on their skills and how they would suit the character they are going to play on screen. He doesn’t care whether an actor is white, African-American or whatever, as long as it fits the character. James said, “I chose the best actor, the period and the best person for the role. I don’t care what @chukwudi_iwuji’s ethnicity is, so stop with your racist assumptions as to why he was elected. (And, by the way, he’s playing a guy who’s almost always purple.)

Chukwudi Iwuji is a Nigerian-British actor who is also an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


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