’12 Years a Slave’ Writer Penning New Batman Comic, Hero Will be Black
The Oscar-winning writer behind “12 Years a Slave” returns with a new project that will see Batman’s hood donned by a black man … and fans think they already know who it is.
John ridley directs a 4-issue limited edition comic book series for DC, in which the Dark Knight will NOT be Bruce Wayne, but an entirely different character … one who will likely be African American. The news was announced this weekend at the Fandome online event.
Ridley teased that Batman wouldn’t be white, saying, “I think it’s a pretty safe bet that if I write Batman it’s probably a little better than a 47 percent chance it is. a person of color. ” Batman being black, however, was confirmed when John said the story would likely focus on the character of Lucius Fox and his family … who people know all too well.
Lucius is the head of Wayne Enterprises in the comics and has been played by Morgan freeman in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. He’s a little too old to rock the cape himself – but his son, Luke, is known in some iterations to Batwing … one of Batsy’s sidekicks.
Long story short … fans believe if there will be Black Batman, Luke is an obvious choice. The new limited series is expected to hit the market in January 2021, so soon.
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