Where Are the Black Superhero Movies?

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  1. Retroman

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    Saw this good article and thought it most appropirate here. Article (pdf file) includes a photo of Wesley Snipes as Blade and Halle Berry as Storm.

    From The Houston Insider:

    Source: http://thehoustoninsider.com/archive/vol1/no7.pdf
     
  2. MJB

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    Their isn't a lot of quality black superheros. I really don't care to see Luke Cage. A criminal and thug for hire. Or at least it will be with Singleton at the helm. He is going to ghettoize this movie. Black Panther good be good but he has no real powers for us to be like wow. Probably storm and Spawn are the only quality Black heroes. Neither was done justice on the bigscreen. Spawn coul have been sweet but it didn't have a decent budget. Oh well.
     
  3. Red Mask

    Red Mask Human Killing Machine

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    At least Marvel has some black superheroes. Don't expect any from DC.
     
  4. roach

    roach I am the night

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    You really dont know alot about Luke Cage
     
  5. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Luke is from the ghetto. He's not a criminal. He was wrongly acused of a crime. And he's not a thug for hire. He's a body gaurd and private detective.

    So? Neither does Batman, and people go to see his movies.

    Icon
    Static
    Rocket
    Luke Cage
    Black Panther
    Black Lightning
    Falcon
    Storm

    Those are just the ones I could think of off the top of my head.
     
  6. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    They should do a Static Shock movie.
     
  7. Super_Ludacris

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    I wanna see a movie with a Black Captain America and use that miniseries from a couple years (Truth I think it was called)
     
  8. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    His name's Static, not Static Shock. ANyway, that might be cool. But Icon would be better.
     
  9. Nightwing 52

    Nightwing 52 Things change

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    Brother Vodoo
    Black Goliath
    Photon
    Bishop
    The Prowler
    Mr. Terrific
    Vixen
    Cyborg
     
  10. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Thanks man. Forgot about them.
     
  11. Nightwing 52

    Nightwing 52 Things change

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    No problem.

    There was supposed to be a Brother Vodoo show on UPN, don't know what happend to it. Read that in Wizard...
     
  12. HighVoltage

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    Good Post, The Question.:up::)

    And here´s one of my favorites;"The Prowler".

    That´s a great Character.
     
  13. Super_Ludacris

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    For some reason though when I see the title of this thread I wanna say:

    "....at the club" lol
     
  14. Hypestyle

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    I think that Static Shock would make a good live action movie for a modest budget.. the cartoon was popular.. (put it out on dvd!)
    out of the other Milestone characters, Icon was my favorite series... it was based on a black "superman" figure, an alien who crashlanded on Earth in the slavery-era US south..
     
  15. Ronny Shade

    Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I'd like to see a Static movie, as long as it knows what it is and it doesnt overstep its bounds.

    When they started bringing the justice league into the show it was just going too far.
     
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    War Machine
    Steel
    Night Trasher
    Triathalon
    Spawn
     
  17. dpm07

    dpm07 Hiking Hero

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    From a marketing standpoint, how well financially would a superhero film with colored superheroes be? There are some good heroes out there, but probably not so many actors that could do the roles justice and make them the hits. I'd love to see a Brother Voodoo or Black Panther film. I think Djimon Honshou would rock with either role.

    Icon would be good. Will Smith has a superhero film coming out where he plays a hero who's black and has powers similar to Superman. I think it's coming out this year.

    They could go the John Stewart route and do Green Lantern with someone of color.
     
  18. Nightwing 52

    Nightwing 52 Things change

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    Nice, also forgot to mention Onyx and Orpheus.
     
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    It'll make a cool cgi movie.
     
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    Bumble bee
    Joto
    Aegis
    Rage
    J.J. Thunder
    Patriot
    Battalion
    XS
    M
    Synch
    Queen Divine Justice
    Vibraxas
    Kasper Cole (White Tiger II)
    Maggot
    BattleStar
    Butcher Knight (sorta)
     
  21. MJB

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    Actaully wouldn't mind that, but it'll be a cold day in hell before that happens.
     
  22. MJB

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    I know Cage's history and that he was wrongly accused and convicted and what not, but the negative image was already put forth regardless if he's innocent or not. Not all black people are poor and come from the projects. This is sadly how a lot of mainstream america perceives blacks. Cage was created in the 70's with all the blackploitation films were taken Hollywood by storm. In someone else's hand other then Singleton's i'd be amped for a cage flick, but I know Singleton and the man can not get away from the hood tales and references. I just don't care for Singleton all that much as a director. I liked Boyz in Da Hood, but the rest of his movies were made up of hits and misses, mainly misses, but even the hits were just decent more so because they didn't suck as opposed to being great films.
     
  23. MJB

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    Oh my god, one of the worst heroes ever created what was marvel thinking? Nothing is what I'd say. Not much thought is put into creating black heroes. They are there more so for diversity then actually having something to do. Afew are good, but the rest ughh.
     
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    As long as Tyler Perry makes bank, there will be no black super hero movies. Do what must be done.
     
  25. MJB

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    Colored? [email protected] people still refer to blacks with that term. Haven't heard or read that in a long time.
     

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