Today’s podcast covers the latest news on Aquaman, a film adaptation of the creator-owned The American Way, and Black Lightning.
Director James Wan clarifies addition of Randall Park as Dr. Shin in Aquaman on Twitter
- In response to assumptions he just now is adding character to the film
- “I didn’t add a new character now, Dr Shin was in the script since day one. I had cast Randall a year ago in Aust (I’m a big fan of his/love FOTB), but I didn’t shoot his stuff till now. Hence, it’s literally “pickups” w him. Cheers.”
- Of his 9 films – only 1 didn’t do reshoots or additional photography
John Ridley to write and direct an adaptation of his comic book series The American Way: Those Above and Those Below – Deadline
- Creator-owned comic; film will be produced by Blumhouse (Whiplash, Get Out, Split)
- The American Way ran 8 issues, published by Wildstorm in 2006; set in 1960s
- The American Way: Those Above and Those Below ran 6 issues, published by Vertigo in 2016; set in 1970s
- Ridley won an Academy Award for writing 12 Years a Slave
EP Salim Akil asked about Black Lightning’s universe – Entertainment Weekly
- Mentions of other characters are “just to have fun”
- “We are in our own world. We’re not in the Arrowverse. We’re not in the Supergirl universe. We’re in the Black Lightning universe. If there’s ever a crossover, Supergirl will come to Freeland, or Green Arrow will come to Freeland.”
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