Black Super hero

I spotted the above post on Instagram a few days ago and I couldn't agree more with the question on the image or the caption. There is a distinct lack of black stand alone heroes in film, television or comics and I really don't know why. In film and TV the only black hero we've seen is Blade, who at best is an anti-hero and not really the best example of heroism. At a push we have Shaft a leather coat wearing bad ass who slaps prostitut...yeah he's not a hero. Then there was Spawn's film which we all try to forget... I almost forgot about the one true original black super hero film, Hancock. Remember that? Will Smith, superhero, it was a no-brainer this will be awesome! No. This was kind of awful. The story kind of sucked, ...

Fresh Prince

For those who haven't heard there has been early talk of the much beloved show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" being rebooted by the main actor in the show Will Smith who would be producing it with his production company, Overbrook Entertainment. As the pitch is still being finalised this has made me question whether the magic of a 90's sitcom show can be recreated 20 years (yes 20, we are that old...at least) since it finished? Obviously the cast would all be brand new and likely relatively unknown actors who most likely will have grown up watching the show or will have at least heard about or seen clips. This might mean they try to emulate the characters we know and love which is a double edged sword that can work in favour for the show or conversely ...