Black Lightning Creator Hopes the Series Keeps Him a Solo Hero


Black Lightning Creator Tony Isabella, went onto his blog to discusses his joy that one of his characters is finally going to be on television and the look of the costume.

I’m a cheerleader for Salim and Mara Akil…and the CW…and I like this costume. I think it fits the CW super-hero universe perfectly. If it came in “short and chubby,” I’d wear it. Though I would not look nearly as cool as Williams.

He also addressed his annoyance that fans keep asking to have Static Shock and The Outsiders join the series.

I confess I’m getting a wee bit annoyed by fan calls for Static to appear on this show. Now I love Static and the Static Shock cartoon series, but, were it my call (and it isn’t), you would NEVER see Static in this series. Black Lightning doesn’t need Static. Static doesn’t need Black Lightning. They are great characters who can stand on their own.

The Outsiders. I feel the same way about them, though a live-action Metamorpho would be epic. They are terrific characters, but Black Lightning doesn’t need them. Every other DC/CW super-hero show has turned into a show about a team of heroes. Again, though it’s not my call, but I think Black Lightning should be different. Variety is a cool thing.

Recently showrunner and director of the Pilot Salim Akil spoke on his interest in bringing Static Shock onto Black Lightning.

“I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in in that way,” the producer said. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

A web-series for Static Shock has been in development for a years now with Reginald Hudlin as the showrunner, but no updates have surfaced in awhile for the series.

Source: Tony Isabella Blog

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