1. Pooch Hall
Pooch Hall is best known for the role of football player Derwin Davis on The CW and BET’s The Game. Hall has shown he has the physicality to take on the role of a superhero, and already has a relationship with both The CW – once again, if that is where Black Lightning happens to end up – and with the show’s writers, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. The Akil’s were two of the executive producers on The Game, so he scores some major bonus points in that department. He hasn’t done much acting since 2013, but just this year finished filming a movie for the Venice Film Festival, titled The Bleeder where he will be playing the late Muhammad Ali. Now would be a perfect time to jump-start his career back up with a superhero gig. Not to mention, if you look at Black Lightning in some of his incarnations from the comics, this guy looks like he was pulled straight from the print.
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