Marvel to Add More Black Characters
Michael B. Johnson has been added to the Fantastic Four franchise, but apparently the folks over at Marvel planned on adding more characters and creatives of color well before the announcement.
Creators currently have two projects in development: Luke Cage, set to debut on Netflix in 2016 and Black Panther, set for a theatrical release in 2017. Black leads are Mike Colter and Chadwick Boseman, respectively.
Ava DuVernay is rumored to be directing Black Panther and Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as show-runner and executive producer for Cage.
While it is a long time coming, Marvel finally adding a bit of melanin to its production and cast is a step in the right direction.