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NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” may have disappointed at the box office, but she’s already booked another big-budget project. Warner Bros. said Thursday that DuVernay will direct “The New Gods,” a DC Comics property created by the famed comic book artist Jack Kirby. It’s an elaborate science fiction work, part […]

After "A Wrinkle In Time," this will be her second $100 million-plus film.

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Wonder Woman is one of DC Comics’ most popular characters, and the Hollywood version of the super-heroine, starring Gal Gadot, is currently packing theaters worldwide,. In the comics, Wonder Woman met a formidable foe, Nubia, who many consider to be the Black Wonder Woman. Nubia first appeared in the comics in 1973. Before her race […]

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DC comics superhero “Black Lightning” is a step closer to becoming a TV series. As previously reported, the project from executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) and writer-producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (“The Game,” “Being Mary Jane”) has landed a pilot production commitment at Fox, according to Deadline.com. Should the pilot […]

Like its comic book counterpart, death in the DC Universe is hardly permanent on the small screen. Such is the case with Jada Pinkett Smith’s character, Fish Mooney, on the hit Fox series “Gotham.” According to Rolling Out, the actress is set to make her return to the show . While Fish seemingly met her […]

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Common is speculated to be playing Tattooed Man in DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" movie adaptation.

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Common has signed on to join the cast of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ all-star action movie featuring DC Entertainment super-villains. The story centers on imprisoned villains recruited by a government agency to perform covert operations. Details for Common’s role have not been revealed. Will Smith is already onboard as Deadshot. Jared Leto will play the […]

There is a new Black superheroine coming to the small screen thanks to the minds over at DC Comics. Vixen, a character that was intended…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy are suiting up for DC Comics’ supervillain team-up film “Suicide Squad.” Warner Bros. confirmed the much anticipated casting of the film in an announcement Tuesday. Smith will star as Deadshot, Hardy will play the group’s leader, Rick Flagg, and Leto will take on the […]

Milestone Media was a comic book company created by a group of Black artists and writers. It aimed to feature various ethnic groups as the main stars for its monthly titles. Milestone was published by DC Comics, although the comic universes wouldn’t collide until much later. Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T. […]

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Even in a place like “Gotham,” a black woman is still worried about water touching her hair. The introduction of Jada Pinkett Smith’s crime boss character Fish Mooney in the pilot of Fox’s anticipated Batman prequel, makes it clear that her outward appearance is just as important to her as the business she handles in […]