Michael B. Jordan has been a huge powerhouse actor, especially as a leader for the African-American community. He’s appeared in meaty roles such as Fruitvale Station, Creed, Black Panther, and more. Now, he’s transitioning to the small screen with the debut of his new show, Raising Dion. The show is set to premiere on Netflix and has an intriguing premise: a father is trying to raise his son, whose starting to develop superhuman abilities.
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Raising Dion is based on the comic book by Dennis Liu. The story centers around a young woman called Nicole (played by Alisha Wainwright) who raises her son Dion, after the unexpected death of his father, played by Michael B. Jordan. Dion is a huge fan of science and superheroes and out of the blue, begins developing powers of his own. Its up to her to help raise her superpowered child while protecting him from antagonists out to exploit his abilities. Jordan will serve as an executive producer on the series, along with Liu and Barbee.
The series, from its trailer, aims to be a family friendly show. Jordan will likely have a small role in the series but the trailer looks promising as a new twist on the superhero story. On the series, Jordan was quoted as saying:
“It’s natural for me. Long before the word inclusion became a thing. I don’t want it to be just a Black film, but a high caliber piece of work that people don’t see that often. … We try to balance that as much as you can, to run a company where it’s not its entire identity but, at the same time it’s as an important silo and something that we care about.”
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The series launches in January 2019. Check out the trailer below!
Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is set to have a huge lineup of Marvel content ready at launch. This includes new series such as Loki and WandaVision as well as the films in the MCU like Black Panther and Captain Marvel. But nothing can beat the classic Marvel cartoons from the 90’s. Fans of those shows might be excited by this news.
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, those who have had early access to the streaming service has gone to Twitter to say that Disney+ plus will feature 90’s Marvel cartoons such as the original Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons. Other 90’s cartoons include Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four.
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People have asked so here’s all the pre-2000 Marvel shows I’ve found:
Spider-Woman (1979), Spider-Man(1981), Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1982), X-Men(1992), Iron Man (1994), Fantastic Four (1994), Incredible Hulk (1996), Silver Surfer (1998) and Spider-Man Unlimited (’99)
The tweets came after Disney+ launched a free trial for the service exclusively in the Netherlands. According to the original source, there are even more classic Marvel cartoons on the service.
Disney+ will have classic Marvel animated series like X-Men ‘92, Spider-Man ‘94, Spider-Woman ‘79, Spider-Man ‘81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ‘94, Fantastic Four ‘94, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited. pic.twitter.com/Yzj3DiZtwg
We’re still 60 days away from the launch of Disney+, and the photos and tweets themselves don’t officially confirm anything, but the prospect of being able to stream these classic cartoons whenever you want is surely to get people talking.
Marvel fans rejoice! The breakout star of Black Panther, Shuri, is getting her own novel! The superhero sister of the eponymous Black Panther, Shuri was brought to life by Leitita Wright onscreen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She proved to be extremely popular among audiences, both for her witty, humorous personality and representing an intelligent woman of color onscreen. Now, the character will expand from the big screen to a children’s novel centered around her.
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The novel will kick off a new partnership between Scholastic and Marvel to make new original stories for young readers around beloved superheroes. Shuri will be written by Nic Stone and a second Marvel book is already in the works: Avengers Assembly by Preeti. This is very exciting news for Marvel fans, especially with the break between Avengers: Endgameand the next set of films in the Marvel library. The Vice President of Scholastic, Sara Amanat, had this to say on the deal:
“Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power. As the first title we’re launching with Scholastic, Shuri is the perfect character to highlight this message. She may be a Wakandan princess, but what makes Shuri the ultimate hero is her unique sense of intelligence, responsibility, and determination, ideals that resonate with all of us.”
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The synopsis for Shuri is this: “Starring one of the most beloved and respected characters in the Marvel Universe, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel follows Shuri as she races against time to rescue the nation of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart Shaped Herb, which grows only in Wakanda. Much like Vibranium, the Heart Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are no longer growing, and their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it.”
Nic Stone has cited he is extremely excited to work on the project, citing Shuri as his personal favorite character when he saw Black Panther in theaters. The book will hit shelves in summer 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited! What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
Crime fiction editor Rory Power’s debut novel is part gripping-post-apocalyptic-romance, part-high-octane-thriller, and all heart that you should definitely check out.
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We are transported to the world of Hetty where she lives in Raxter School for Girls, trapped there thanks to a horrific plague that put the world in disarray. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will have to break quarantine an brave the horrors that lie beyond the fence…
Kirkus Reviews call it “a staggering gut punch of a book,” Young Folkspleads “I’m desperate for more”, and we here at Bookstr hope that Powers writes another novel that’s even half-as-good as this July 9th release.
Elite soldier and skilled thief Kazi and Jase Ballenger are madly in love and it seems to be happily-ever-after since the end of the last book, but we still got a whole book to go. Outside threats are a sure thing, but betrayals run deep and deadly when someone in their circle traps them in a web of deceit…
Those who love hard-won victories and dark fantasy will love this novel, especially if they thirst for buckets of blood. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, this August 6th release is “[a] smashing, satisfying adventure”
On one hand we have Winona whose perfect father isn’t perfect at all. The short of it, he locks the pantry door to control her eating habits and beats her behind closed doors. On the other hand, we have Lucille whose is barely getting by thanks to her thankless job as a waitress and her emotionally unstable mother and drug-dealing brother.
When Winona and Lucille meet, they realize that when graduation comes they need to get out of here as quickly as possibly.
They steal a convertible and go on a road trip from their small Michigan town to Chicago, running away from their old life and entering a new one where the only person they can depend on is each other.
Kirkus Reviews says the book “provides a fun, fast-paced plot with resourceful feminist protagonists,” and that’s basically all you need to know from this August 6th release
Frank Li is a Korean American, born and raised in Southern California. His life seems to be going well when he meets the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. They get along and love each other, but his parents want him to find a Korean girl and Brit, well, she’s white
So Frank teams up with Joy Song, a family friend whose in a familiar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to keep their parents off their backs while they stay with the people they love.
But things don’t always work out the way you plan.
Want to check it out? A lot of people will when it releases this September 10th!
At school, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy.
At home, Kiera joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel in the worldwide role-playing game SLAY.
When a teen is Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in SLAY, news outlets blame the video game, labeling it as racist, exclusion, and a violent hubs for thugs and criminals. Some even threaten to the developer for “anti-white discrimination”.
No one knows it, not even her closest friends, but Kiera is, in fact, the developer.
Kirkus Reviewsclaims that “[g]amers and black activists alike will be ready to SLAY all day” and we here at Bookstr promise that this book will be the next best thing when it reaches a bookshelf near you this September 24th.
One month from today, Avengers: Endgame will be upon us. The culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reach its dramatic conclusion. Two weeks ago, Marvel released the first trailer for the highly anticipated film. The trailer put an emphasis on older Marvel films while offering only glimpses of what to expect.
With the marketing of the film ramping up, Marvel just released thirty-two character posters for the new film featuring all the heroes from Infinity War. Each poster is color coded: sixteen of the posters feature the surviving Avengers in color, while the other sixteen feature the fallen heroes in black-and-white. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
All the characters featured in the trailer are here, along with some surprising additions like Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. Sadly, the posters also confirm that fan-favorite Shuri did not survive the snap. There are still other characters, like M’Baku and Maria Hill, that have not been shown at all in any previews.