Former Marvel Actor Lashes Out, MCU Doesn’t Represent the “World” For “Younger People”

in Marvel

Fantastic Four crew all together

Credit: 20th Century Fox Studios

Jessica Alba has made it clear she is not happy with how Marvel has handled diversity.

jessica alba as sue storm
Credit: 20th Century Studios

Related: Steven Spielberg Reportedly Denied Directing ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie

After working on two Fantastic Four movies, Alba hasn’t been involved anymore as Sue Storm or appeared in any MCU movie. While she hasn’t appeared in the MCU, the actress shared some thoughts about how Marvel handled diversity.

Even in the last year, Marvel has brought more diverse characters than ever before. Several of the Disney+ series brought different cultures from around the world into the MCU that was important to the main character.

Ms. Marvel fighting alongside the Red Dagger
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Marvel Series Threatens to Get Rid Of SEVERAL Super Heroes With One Line

In an interview with Glamour UK, Alba shared that she wasn’t happy with how many “Caucasians” are in the movies, believing the MCU should already have more diversity:

“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.”

jessica alba as susan storm
Credit: 20th Century Studios

Related: Marvel Reportedly Stealing Netflix’s Biggest Star for the MCU

She also shared that she felt the younger generation deserved to see more diversity to understand the world better:

“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.”

Chris Evans as Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch in Fantastic Four
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Related: Chris Evans Leaves Marvel Co-Star Hanging, Departs from New Movie

While some people can agree with Alba on diversity, Marvel has already made some major strides in this field. If Marvel continued to push more diversity into their projects, Marvel fans would probably get upset seeing Marvel prioritize diversity over quality stories, as it would feel like a quick cash grab instead of providing another compelling super hero story.

The MCU is just beginning to add more super hero teams into the Marvel universe because now, the Avengers need all the help they can get. It is only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Thunderbolts enter the MCU.

Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer cast
Credit: Marvel

Related: Marvel Pushes Mature Content, Adding First TV-MA Series to Disney+

Do you think that Jessica Alba is right? Let us know what you think!

Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+, you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ with  Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is released on November 11.

View Comments (15)