(Photo: Clay Enos)
(Photo: Clay Enos)

White men pervade most big-budget comic-book movies, but not Suicide Squad (in theaters Friday). Director David Ayer wanted a diverse band of bad guys, and the resulting cast is a role model for Hollywood: Of the 11 core actors, only three (Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney) are white males; four (Davis, Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie and Karen Fukuhara) are women, and three (Davis, Will Smith and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) are black.

In addition, Jay Hernandez is Mexican-American, Adam Beach is First Nations (indigenous Canadian) and Fukuhara is Japanese-American.

By contrast, of the seven main heroes of Marvel’s first Avengers film in 2012, six actors were white, one was black and only one was a woman.

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