When Shadow and Act revealed that there was one more Superman reboot on the best way, I used to be torn between many feelings: confusion, as a result of it hasn’t even been 5 years because the final Superman appeared in a film and that appears a bit too quickly to be “rebooting” him; exasperation that DC is selecting to do a film on the identical hero they have been retconning for ages as a substitute of attempting one thing new; trepidation on the concept of DC dealing with a Black hero, not to mention a Black Superman; and above all, resignation as a result of that is actually the identical sh*t on a distinct day.
I can solely hope that Ta-Nehisi Coates and the manufacturing crew method whichever Superman they bring about to the display with the nuance and care that he deserves, and a recent perspective on a narrative that is been achieved so many occasions earlier than. But additionally, I might love for DC to appreciate they’ve an entire rattling slate of different superheroes to make motion pictures for! For some cause, DC’s film universe is the one franchise that habitually reboots the identical characters again and again, with uncommon exceptions. It is animated titles and TV reveals span the very broad vary of characters from the comics and frequently introduce new characters into the fold. Why cannot they bring about that power to their movies? It is solely just lately that the film universe has begun to increase past Batman, Superman, and the crew, and – though nobody requested – I’m very happy to remind DC of some Black superheroes that might use some shine as effectively.
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John Stewart aka Inexperienced Lantern
Now, can somebody inform me why we acquired a Hal film earlier than we acquired one for John? Certain, he got here first within the comics, however he is not THEE John Stewart of Justice League Limitless fame. As a lot enjoyable as it’s to look at Ryan Reynolds make enjoyable of himself for giving us one of many worst superhero motion pictures ever, I might give all of it again for somebody to provide me the Inexperienced Lantern we deserve.
Victor Stone aka Cyborg
We actually might have had all of it.
Karen Beecher-Duncan aka Bumblebee
Bumblebee has made her rounds within the DC animated universe, however can we present homegirl some live-action love?! She would not even must be full-sized for a majority of it! If Marvel could make Ant-Man occur, we will make Bumblebee work!
As DC Comics’ first Black lady superhero character, Nubia deserves her time to shine greater than a whole lot of different individuals. DC could make up for lots of the missteps it took along with her journey within the comics through the use of a more moderen method to the character, just like the one featured within the 2021 graphic novel Nubia: Actual One.
Mari McCabe aka Vixen
One other fan-favorite that has made her rounds in each the animated titles and DC’s live-action reveals, Vixen can be SUCH a terrific character to take to the movie stage. She’s thrilling, her story’s totally different from one we have heard up to now, and she or he’s horny. I have already got the forged totally fleshed out in my thoughts – name me, DC!
Virgil Hawkins aka Static
That is already taking place, I am simply letting y’all know that it is about rattling time.
Particular Point out: Ororo Munroe aka Storm
I do know Storm is Marvel! However I am together with her as a result of we would have liked a film targeted on her AGES in the past, and the truth that we nonetheless don’t is a world-wide travesty. What are y’all ready for, an precise climate witch to be born and are available round to indicate you the way to make the rattling film!?