SYFY WIRE has combed through the current slate of comic book movies hitting theaters and streaming services and come up with this list of 10 Black comic book characters coming to a screen near you
It's hard to believe that almost four years ago, Marvel's Luke Cage "broke" Netflix. Then, two years later, in January 2018, Black Lightning debuted on The CW, not only giving us our first Black superhero family, but also the first live-action Black lesbian superhero, a character named Thunder. A few weeks later, the unprecedented cultural impact of Marvel's Black Panther made history. The blockbuster hit would make over $1.3 billion in worldwide box office sales that year. Those staggering numbers were proof that big-budget projects featuring Black comic book characters comprised of a predominantly Black cast (and crew) are more than profitable. And of course, we can’t forget the end of 2018 bringing us Miles Morales' big-screen debut in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Seeing how profitable black characters are, producers, writers, directors, and even actors are optioning comic books and adapting them for the big and small screens.
SYFY WIRE has combed through the current slate of comic book movies hitting theaters and streaming services and come up with this list of 10 upcoming comic book characters whose origins or on-screen actors are rooted in the diaspora. Read the post: 10 Black comic book characters coming to a screen near you on Syfy.