‘Black Lightning’: ‘Power Struggle’ Trailer Released

Black LightningAn all new Black Lightning trailer has been released by The CW this week, giving us a new look at the latest DC Comics superhero television show.

Black Lightning follows Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a former superhero with the power to harness and control electricity who returns to his life of crime fighting when the menacing local gang The One Hundred — led by Tobias Whale — threatens both his family and his community.

You can check out the trailer below:

The series 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. Here’s the official synopsis:

“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 premieres January 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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5 Reasons Why The Release Of ‘Justice League’ Is A Success

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Justice LeagueJustice League was released not long ago to mostly mediocre reviews and the box office results so far have been disappointing to say the least. It was definitely not the response that was wanted from this film, but this was something that many were expecting. Now, Justice League may not have achieved the kind of success that Warner Bros. and DC were hoping it would be, but it’s still one from a much different perspective. Just think about how many years it took for this superhero team-up movie to actually happen.

The Avengers broke new ground in proving that an interconnected superhero universe could work on the big screen back  when it was first released. Justice League had a lot of things to move through to get to where it is. It had to step through the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and feel fresh while doing so, but also set up the future of the DC Extended Universe since it was an introduction for so many iconic characters. The road to Justice League‘s release was definitely a bumpy one, but it actually being realized is an incredible achievement on its own and there are several other reasons why the film is most certainly a success.

Here are 5 reasons why Justice League‘s release is a success. Click Next to continue

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