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It’s been a day since James Gunn and Peter Safran stirred up a sea of fandom with a true shotgun announcement about the upcoming Phase 1 DC Cinematic UniverseGunn’s announcement may have thrilled fans of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Creature Commandos, but the recent addition Black Panther: Wakanda Forever One of the highlights of today’s Disney Plus streaming lineup New DC Roster”Biggest drawback.
In an example of unintentional irony, DC Studios announced a slate of 10 new film and TV projects on the eve of Black History Month, excluding projects dedicated exclusively to black superheroes. The studio’s new Green Lantern TV show — paper lantern — Longtime member of the Green Lantern Corps, Jon Stewart, will co-star, but will likely be paired with a white performer playing the character of the original Silver Age Lantern Hull Jordan. Waller Featuring the formidable talent of Viola Davis As ARGUS director Amanda Waller, it looks like the new DCU won’t be premiering with DC Comics’ longtime black superhero as its focus.
On another note that might be sour, DC Comics is celebrating Black History Month by focusing on the many names that failed to make the first cut of the DCU. However, two film and television projects code pulled by the new DC instruction), Vixen, Static Shock, Firestorm, and Mr. Terrific ( Featured in Gunn’s tweet just a few weeks ago) will all be highlighted in upcoming comic titles, but not visible to fans outside of those pages.
Of course, I should point out that Marvel waited until Phase 2 to debut War Machine/James Rhodes and Sam Wilson/The Falcon, and T’Challa/Black Panther didn’t show up until Phase 3. .Future announcements about more diverse DCUs to come.
It should also be pointed out that Gunn, Saffron, and Studios will do well now and in the future by ensuring they employ a diverse group of filmmakers, including women, POC, and other stakeholders. . The Sexuality and Gender Spectrum To ensure that the studio’s projects tell the characters’ stories in as authentic a voice as possible.