The "Lovecraft Country" star is reportedly set to play Kang the Conqueror.
The late actor broke boundaries in Hollywood through his work portraying Black icons.
The successor to Captain America's legacy said Marvel and other movie studios typically hold meetings that are “98% white.”
Nagging mothers, hypersexualized women and "fridged" female characters were all highlighted as lazy storytelling devices.
Captain America is giving his shield to a real hero.
Expect to see a lot more of Florence Pugh after "Black Widow" hits theaters.
"There’s so many cool queer characters in the comic books, and they should have a place on screen," Thompson said.
"I’ve done seven Marvel movies now. Every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white."
O'Neil worked for many years at both DC and Marvel Comics.
The "Skulls for Justice" campaign offers T-shirt designs based on the vigilante's emblem, which has been co-opted by the police, to support Black Lives Matter.