Fans of the “Black Lightning” series on The CW Network will be excited about the news of the shows return and tonight immediately following the season premiere of “The Flash” we can get right into its second season. I’ve embedded the cool poster, some premise and overall casting to refresh your memory and perhaps entice new viewers in. Check it out.
As the fourth and final day of the 2018 Comic Con International: San Diego (or SDCC) draws to its close, I am continuing to showcase the trailers that hit yesterday from The CW Television Network. You’ve probably already noticed that there have been quite a few trailer posts going live over the last couple of days and if you haven’t, then you should click HERE for the rundown of these narratives. This one gives us the preview of the DC Comics character Black Lighting. Let’s look.
The Premise: Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a hero again when the rise of the local gang The One Hundred leads to increased crime and corruption in his community. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading The CW Network: “Black Lightning” SDCC 2018 Trailer→
Premise: When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever. (thanks Wiki).
Clark Kent/Superman – Jerry O’Connell
Diana Prince/Wonder Woman – Rosario Dawson
Hal Jordan / Green Lantern – Nathan Fillion
Barry Allen/ Flash -Christopher Gorham
Arthur Curry/ Aquaman – Matt Lanter
Bruce Wayne/ Batman – Jason O’Mara
Victor Stone/ Cyborg – Shemar Moore
Silas Stone – Rocky Carroll
Lois Lane – Rebecca Romijn
Lex Luthor – Rainn Wilson
Hank Henshaw – Patrick Fabian
Martian Manhunter – Nyambi Nyambi
Cat Grant – Toks Olagundoye
Jimmy Olsen – Max Mittelman
Bibbo Bibbowski – Charles Halford
The Mayor – Jonathan Adams
Johnathan “Pa” Kent – Paul Eiding
Martha “Ma” Kent – Jennifer Hale
Dabney Donovan – Trevor Devall
Dan Turpin – Rick Pasqualone
Maggie Sawyer – Amanda Troop
Mercy Graves – Erica Luttrell
John Henry Irons – Cress Williams
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that the DC Universe animated movies are miles ahead of anything that they have released on the big screen that feature some of our favorite superheroes. Of course as a faithful comics fan to canon, I get a little rant going when too many liberties are taken. This trailer looks great but I did have one qualm as a reader of the original issues as they played out. When Doomsday fought the Justice League, he did so while half secured in the suit you see him in. He only had one arm free and he pretty much wiped out the League. It was a testament to the creatures unbridled power that he could and did beat the Justice League as a whole with one arm tied behind his back. Anyway, that’s just me bitching and moaning. The plot of this one is pretty self-explanatory because in the comics Superman did die. It will be interesting to see this scene played out in an animated film. What do you think of this trailer? Chime in down below.
The Premise: Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a hero again when the rise of the local gang The One Hundred leads to increased crime and corruption in his community. (thanks Wiki).
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
James Remar as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton as Henderson
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale
Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
Edwina Findley as Tori Whale
Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi
Jill Scott as Lady Eve
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I remember reading the original “Black Lightning” comic series and liking it and developing even more affinity for the character when he joined Batman’s “The Outsiders”. It will be very interesting to see how they bring this character to life on his program which amounts to the fifth DC Superhero show airing on The CW Network. “I Zombie” while a DC show, is NOT connected to the Arrowverse and apparently neither is BL which I think is a mistake. Hopefully they rethink that and give us some crossover stuff with the character. So what about you folks? Will you be tuning in tonight on The CW? Chime in down in the comments section below.
The CW seems unstoppable in their implementing live-action series based on the DC Universe and now with the likes of “Arrow”, “The Flash”, “Legends Of Tomorrow”, “I Zombie” and “Supergirl” under their belt – its time to introduce the viewers to the adventures of “Black Lightning”. The first-look trailer was released the other day and I am presenting it to you below. Take a look and then I’ll return with some thoughts.
Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a hero again when the rise of the local gang The One Hundred leads to increased crime and corruption in his community. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading The CW’s “Black Lightning” First-Look Trailer→