Is Wayne Brady gonna have to shock a b****? The actor has just signed on for a role in Cress Williams’ Black Lightning series.
This will be Wayne Brady’s first foray into a superhero genre which is quite exciting considering Wayne Brady has had quite the prolific career on television. Joining Cress Williams’ Black Lightning as Gravedigger, fans can expect to see the Whose Line Is It Anyway? star in a much more serious light. The news comes courtesy of Deadline who reported that Wayne Brady will be joining Cress Williams and the rest of the Black Lightning crew in early 2020.
Wayne Brady will be playing the role of Tyson “Gravedigger” Skyes in Black Lightning. In Cress Williams’ Black Lightning, Gravedigger is a WWII-era member of the U.S army who became a superhuman after secret lab testings. Refusing to live in a segregated America, Gravedigger opted to live in Markovia. In Markovia, Gravedigger attempted to create a safe haven for metahumans, which will eventually result in his meeting with Cress Williams’ Black Lightning.
Gravedigger has a variety of powers that will make him quite the foe for those in the Black Lightning universe. Wayne Brady’s Gravedigger is pretty much an enhanced solider who sports fantastic hand to hand combat skills and increased agility and strength.
This is for sure a departure from some of Wayne Brady’s earlier roles where he’s been able to flesh his comedic chops. Hopefully we get to see him in a completely shocking light in Black Lightning.
Cress Williams’ Black Lightning continues to air on CW, but fans can also expect to see Cress Williams to be joining the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. It’s highly doubtful we’ll be seeing Wayne Brady in the crossover, but perhaps the introduction of the Gravedigger will be relevant to the crossover? Only time will tell.
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Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.
Cress Williams’ Black Lightning airs on Thursday nights on the CW.
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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe