While Marvel earned the respect of many fans couple of months back by announced the reinvention of Thor and Captain America as female and African American characters respective, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have one upped them by hiring Ezra Miller to play "The Flash". Miller is the first openly queer man to play a superhero.
While Marvel earned the respect of many fans a couple of months ago by announcing the reinvention of Thor and Captain America as female and African American characters respectively, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have one upped them by hiring Ezra Miller to play "The Flash". Miller is the first openly queer man to play a superhero.
The news of Miller's hiring is confusing quite a few fans of the CW series "The Flash", in which the role is played by Grant Gustin. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star would be pulling on the orange spandex for the big screen in 2018, at least twice- once for a "Justice League" movie and another, a stand-alone movie.
Miller, who is known for playing smaller roles in movies with deep undercurrents and dark character shades, is expected to appear as "The Flash" aka Barry Allen in the "Justice League" part 2, which will release in 2018.
According to The Wrap, DC Comics is bringing in more diversity to its superheroes by hiring Jason Momoa, who is famous for playing "Khal Drogo" in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" to play "Aquaman", Gal Gadot as "Wonder Woman", making her the first female superhero to hit the big screen in a solo film, and African-American actor Ray Fisher to play "Cyborg".
Meanwhile, fans are still waiting for Marvel's "Black Panther" movie, which has supposedly been in production for years now. According to the comics, Black Panther, who hails from the fictional Wakanda in Africa, becomes the King of his country and turns it in to the most developed nation on earth.
"In terms of Black Panther, it's absolutely in development," Marvel chief Kevin Feige had said in 2013 during the promotion of "Thor: The Dark World". "When you have something as rich as Wakanda and (Black Panther's) back story ... I don't know when it will be exactly but certainly we have plans to bring him to life someday."
However, in Marvel's defence, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka Falcon, in "Captain America: the Winter Soldier", was the first African-American comic book superhero.