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Deadline’s Doc Talk Podcast: John Ridley Goes Off On Nelson Peltz, Disney Board Suitor; Plus, The ‘Happiest’ Documentary At True/False

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Oscar winner John Ridley has some choice words for Nelson Peltz, the activist investor who’s trying to land two seats on the board of the Walt Disney Co.

In the new episode of Deadline’s Doc Talk podcast, pod co-host Ridley excoriates Peltz for remarks the Trian Fund titan made about Disney’s superhero movies, specifically The Marvels and Black Panther.

In reference to The Marvels, which starred Brie Larson, Peltz told the Financial Times, “Why do I have to have a Marvel [film] that’s all women?

Not that I have anything against women, but why do I have to do that?”  Apparently in reference to the Black Panther movies, which have made more than $2 billion worldwide, Peltz added, “Why do I need an all-Black cast?” Ridley rips into Peltz, saying the billionaire has no business near the Disney board room.

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