In September, it was announced that a live-action “Black Lightning” TV series adaptation – one of the first major African American superheroes to appear in DC Comics – was in the works at Fox with a pilot commitment, in a collaboration between Mara Brock and Salim Akil and Greg Berlanti
Titled “Black Lightning – Tobias’s Revenge,” The film hails from Darkan Entertainment, and is directed by long-time S&A reader and frequent commenter Choice Skinner, who also stars as the title character.
Synopsis: While on a mission to rescue the kidnapped mayor of Metropolis, Jefferson Pierce (aka Black Lightning) faces his nemesis Tobias Whale, and several high ranking members of the 100 gang, making it his toughest battle yet.
The expected 25 minute short co-stars James M. Black as Static, Dimitri Morantus as Tobias Whale, Jay Hunter as Gangbuster and Sachiko Ishida as Lady Shiva.
A necessary disclaimer by the filmmakers reads: “‘Black Lightning – Tobias’s Revenge’ is a non-profit film for private use only, and is not for sale or resale. It is strictly for the promotional use of the filmmakers. It is in NO way endorsed by Warner Brothers, DC Comics or FOX television nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material. ‘Black Lightning – Tobias’s Revenge’ is created for fun and should not be sold, rented or used for anything of the sort. Darkan Entertainment, LLC makes no claim to any of the characters, locations, storyline, props, costume designs, logos, names or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This film is produced solely for the personal enjoyment of the cast, crew and any other Black Lightning fans. No copyright infringement is intended or implied. All characters are owned by DC, Warner Brothers and Fox Television.”
They made sure to cover their a#$ all the way around!
Check out the teaser trailer below.