‘Black Lightning’ Adds Grammy Award-Winner Jill Scott As Lady Eve

Black Lightning Jill Scott Lady EveEntertainment Weekly reports that The CW’s Black Lightning has added Grammy award-winning musician Jill Scott in the role of DC Comics villain Lady Eve.

In the comics, Lady Eve is a member of the Kobra Cult though it appears the CW series will have a new take on the character that ties her to the recently cast villain named Tobias White:

“Eve will be the bridge between Tobias Whale and a secret group of corrupt leaders. Always a consummate professional, Scott’s onscreen alter ego presents herself in Freeland as the owner of a funeral parlor, but quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning”

Showrunner and executive producer Salim Akil made the following statement on the casting of Jill Scott:

“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex. I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”

Are you excited to see the DC Comics villain appear on Black Lightning? Share your thoughts below!

“Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.”

Black Lightning star 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 will premiere midseason 2018 on The CW.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

5 Reasons Why Static Shock Needs To Appear On The Big Screen

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Static ShockDC has a wide range of engaging and entertaining characters. In 1993, Static Shock ( more commonly known as Static) was brought onto the comics world under Milestone Comics, which was an independent affiliate of DC comics. He was created to be different from the other DC characters at the time and because of this, Static has gained notoriety over the years, including an extremely popular animated show that premiered in the early 2000s.

Ever since that show, new fans have latched on to Static as a character that carries a lot of weight. This increasing popularity over the years has led to rumors and speculations over his return to the screen, but none of them have panned out. His presence in either his own feature film or in a team-up movie would be a great thing to see, and there are several reasons why this needs to happen.

Here are 5 reasons why Static Shock needs to appear on the big screen. Click Next to continue.

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