John Ridley, the screenwriter behind “12 Years a Slave,” teased a person of color Batman in his comic variation of the DC Comics star.
The Oscar winner discussed his upcoming four-part Batman comic books throughout DC FanDome’s “Legacy of the Bat” panel on Saturday.
Ridley, 54, is working with artist Nick Derington to tell the story.
Val Kilmer in “Batman Forever”.
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” I think it’s a pretty sure thing that, if I’m composing Batman, it’s most likely a little much better than a 47 percent possibility he’s going to be an individual of color,” the screenwriter said, according to a press release
Ridley’s upcoming comics, slated to come out in January, will focus more on Wayne Enterprises president and CEO Lucius Fox and his family.
If Ridley casts an individual of color in that function, it wouldn’t be the very first time. Nevertheless, Batman has actually never ever been portrayed as an individual of color.
Writer John Ridley speaks onstage at The Academy Presents The 2017 Professions In Movie Summit.
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Christopher Nolan cast Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox in the “Dark Knight” trilogy. Camrus Johnson was also cast as the character in the CW series “Batwoman.”
In DC Comics, Fox’s son Luke fought criminal offense under the name Batwing.
” This is a household that has tricks, has actually kept secrets from one another. It’s a little bit different dynamic than the Batman that we’ve always seen,” Ridley informed journalism.