DC Superhero ‘Black Lightning’ is getting his own TV Series

In the DC TV Universe, Greg Berlanti is the mastermind of it all!

He’s running Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and now, Black Lightning. Yes, Greg will be teaming with the Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to give us the live version of DC’s prominent Black heroes.

This is amazing because Greg does a great job with the current DC shows and the Akils are excellent in telling Black stories and creating incredible Black characters.

According to DeadlineBlack Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Black Lightning was created back in 1977, and was active in some super hero teams. He later had two daughters Anissa and Jennifer who also became superheroes.

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Anissa is queer. It would be nice to see her story shine as well.

6 Queer Characters of Color we should see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel has a huge cinematic and TV universe. From film to Netflix, they got it covered with amazing tales and incredible characters. However, we think it’s time to see more queer characters on the scene, especially more queer characters of color.

So check out this list of some folks we should see soon.

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America Chavez (Miss America)

America has an interesting background that mixes space, different dimensions and time. We could see her in the Infinity War, GOTG or in Captain Marvel, considering America’s back story. Also, she could pop up in Agents of SHIELD as they start exploring other dimensions.

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Xi’an Coy Manh (Karma)

With this talk of a New Mutants film, they better include “Shan”. Her power to possess people is absolutely amazing and her back story… It’s rough, but it could provide an excellent tale of inner strength and resilience. Shan has always been a wise member of any team, so seeing her on screen would be phenomenal!

 

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Miguel Santos (Living Lightning)

Miguel is one of those characters we don’t hear a lot about in the Marvel universe. He’s very powerful though, flying sub-light speeds, invulnerability in his energy form and can manipulate bursts of electricity and electrical fields of varying intensities. Miguel would be an asset to any team, in fact, he’s been an Avenger.

 

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Ren Kimura

The Inhumans are beginning to flourish in the MCU. With new ones appearing regularly, why not add Ren to the mix. Her powers are kind of cool; Ren’s skin on her hands and forearms can transform into to metallic razors. It would neat to see her powers at work.

 

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Timothy Cababa

Tim doesn’t have superpowers, but he works for Tony Stark as a scientist. It would be interesting learn more about Tony’s business through the characters running departments and projects in his name. Tim could be that character. He could be someone useful for the Agents or The Defenders.

 

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Xavin

If The Runaways series gets picked up, Xavin should on the team. Xavin is a Skrull who’s in an interesting situation. Xavin came to earth to marry Karolina Dean, but Karolina is a lesbian. No biggie for a Skrull, since they are shape shifters. So, Xavin shifts into a Black woman. If done right, Xavin will be a fascinating character to watch. The complexities of being a lesbian/POC/male/female could give us a character so multi-layered and beyond anything we expecting.

5 Must See Stranger Things Team-Ups

Many of us are gagging over Netflix’s summer series, Stranger Things. The supernatural/horror/Sci-Fi masterpiece  was created by the Duffer Brothers. It’s everything a lot geeks of a certain generation loved about the 80s movies, especially the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg era. It’s has mystery, horror, teen drama and weird science stuff (basically a geek-a-rama)

But what if we took it a few steps further and created possible team-ups with other characters from some of our favorite 80s films? Sounds crazy, but just come along with me for a bit.

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  • The Goonies – This team-up could be amazing! This group gets together to discover some ancient-mysterious mountain filled with some alien race treasures and weapons. They could be fighting small town crooks or some Black Market squad, maybe meeting some teen aliens along the way.
  • Gremlins – This could be a crazy mess, but it would be a fun to watch. Imagine the ST team are trying to protect their town from mutated horde of mogwai. Think about all of the things they could discover about the origins of the mogwai. We never got any type history about the mythical creature. Maybe this team-up could explore that.

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    • Firestarter– What if the scientists of the Hawkins Laboratory were working with the scientists from The Shop? Since they kinda had the same evil plan, it’s easy to see how Charlie McGee and Eleven could be friends. Plus, the guys could act as big brothers to Charlie.
    • The Lost Boys – The Frog brothers, Sam, and our D&D players teaming up to stop vampires. Pure nerdom at its best.

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  • Explorers– This team-up could be the ultimate team-up! In this film, three kids build a spaceship and explore new worlds. If the ST teens joined them, imagine the possibilities. And imagine the connection Eleven could make with Wak and Neek.

Games of Thrones to End in Season 8

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Well the rumors are true.

Season 8 will be the final season of Game of Thrones. I know, I know that sucks, but all good things must come to end, right?

On Saturday, New HBO programming president Casey Bloys informed reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour about the news:

“Yes, I think [the showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” Bloys said. “If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons but we want to take their lead with what they could do and what the best version of the show is.”

There’s also some talk of a spinoff of sorts:

“We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”

Interesting… If a spinoff happens, who will the series focus on?

Tyler Hoechlin as Superman on Supergirl

Well, I thought we would see this during SDCC, but better late than never, right?
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From first glance, he’s giving me a bit of Superboy, with a taste of ‘Grown’. I’m somewhat iffy about it, but I can’t give full shade until I see him in action.

Tyler’s a good actor, so I have no doubt he will give us Kal-El, but this pic didn’t win me over. What do you think?