Mackie further gave an example of blockbuster hit Black Panther that had the majority of the Black cast and Black crew by saying, "That's more racist than anything else".
The show, which was filming in Prague until production shut down over the health crisis, was also described as the "first Marvel show or movie that had budget constraints" by Mackie.
Mackie then concluded by declaring, "Hire the best person for the job".
"Everybody who had worked on TV before was like, 'I've never worked on a TV show like this, '" the actor says.
Anthony Mackie has called out Marvel for failing to hire more black crew members on any film other than Black Panther.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still scheduled to premiere in August 2020.
Mackie also says the show's stunts are on "another level".
"We're shooting it exactly like a movie", he said. "So instead of a two-hour movie, a six or eight-hour movie".
In the meantime, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will see Mackie's Sam Wilson character deal with the loss of Steve Rogers, and the responsibility of carrying forward the legacy of Captain America while getting embroiled in a fresh government conspiracy alongside Bucky Barnes.
"The actor, who has played the Falcon since 2014's Captain America: "The Winter Solider, said that only "[hiring] the black people for the black movie" could suggest that "they're not good enough when you have a mostly white cast".
We've had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore.
"But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, you have a Black costume designer, you have a Black stunt choreographer". And that's something as leading men that we can go in and push for. Yes, they should be hiring the best person for the job first and foremost, but there are a lot of talented people of color out there who simply aren't being noticed, even if they are the best person for the job, and that has to change.
We know Marvel has been making quite the push to seek out new voices and new grounds to find undiscovered talent, so perhaps they'll take heed of Mackie's words here and continue to diversify.