‘Black Lightning’: James Remar Teases Gambi’s Mysterious Past

Black Lightning James RemarJames Remar is no stranger to the superhero genre. The character actor has had roles in Gotham and X-Men: First Class, and also lent his voice to the animated Young Justice series and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Now Remar has taken on a new role as Jason Gambi in Black Lightning. Gambi serves as a father figure and mentor to the titular character, but as Remar teases, the character may have a few secrets yet to be revealed.

In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Remar touches only slightly on Gambi’s secretive past, promising more will be revealed as the series progresses:

“I can say that he has a background in covert operations, maybe a little bit of military, prior to his becoming a “tailor.” So all this scientific expertise and technological know-how is birthed from his backstory, which will be revealed as we go on. But I think it’s cool that, in the beginning, he’s got this tailor shop with a sliding bookcase and — all of a sudden — you’ve got this inner sanctum with all this cool stuff!”

Continuing to look ahead, the actor is excited for the audience to see the entire season, but specifies a big reveal coming in future episodes that he won’t give any more hints about:

“I’m excited for them to see the whole thing. We did a nice scene a couple of weeks ago that he and I had a falling out and then we have a coming back together, but we’re going to fall out again. There’s a big reveal in episode 8 and 9 and 10 that all remain to be shot, but I’m aware of the arc at this point. I know 8 and I’ve glanced at 9 and I’m excited to play them, so hopefully that translates into people being excited to see it.”

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The show stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce and Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce.

Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: Comic Book Resources

10 DC Comics Heroes That Should Appear On ‘Black Lightning’

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Black Lightning DC ComicsBlack Lightning premieres on the CW this month and fan excitement is high. Since it was announced that Black Lightning would not exist in the Arrowverse, but instead would be part of the multiverse like Supergirl, DC fans have been wondering what that means for other heroes to appear. Arrow started to introduce a larger canvas in season one with the introduction of Huntress and The Flash‘s first season introduced Firestorm so it stands to reason other DC Comics heroes might pop up in Black Lightning sooner rather than later.

This separate universe may open the door for Black Lightning to introduce lesser known DC heroes that don’t quite fit with the Justice League-level of heroes found in the Arrowverse. Black Lightning has a history of this in the comics, being a member of Batman’s the Outsiders, a group of superheroes who don’t quite fit the traditional standards of the superhero community. That should be the standard for what heroes are introduced on Black Lightning.

We compiled a list of ten DC superheroes that should appear on Black Lightning. Hit Next to get started!

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Traise Rawlings

Traise Rawlings

Contributing Writer. Traise collects too many comic books, blu-rays, and comic book art. To be honest, he collects too much of everything.