Black Superheroes

Black Superheroes

Essence May, 06, 2010

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Mike Colter as arvel's Luke Cage.

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Idris Elba, known for his role as the sexy bad boy Stringer Bell from HBO’s “The Wire,” has taken on the role of Heimdall, in the upcoming “Thor.” Elba plays the guardian of Asgard, ready to defend the city from intruders.

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Halle Berry took over the super-sexy role of Catwoman made famous by Eartha Kitt. Although Halle had all the right curves and sex-appeal to fill out her black leather catsuit, she still couldn’t make this movie a blockbuster hit.

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Samuel L. Jackson was cast as the unsuspecting villain Mr. Glass in “Unbreakable.”

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Don Cheadle takes over the role of Jim Rhodes from Terrance Howard in “Iron Man 2.”

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Grace Jones conquered her role as Zula in “Conan the Destroyer.”

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In his first major movie role, will i am, played ’Wraith’in the superhero movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

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Tyrese is creating his own brand of superhero comics through a partnership with Apple. His nontraditional comic book series is being shown digitally on iTunes and this is a first time-ever in the history of comic books.

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A teacher by day, Halle’s character transforms into Storm, a mutant with the ability to manipulate the weather with her mind.

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‘Twilight’ fans could learn a thing or two about this vampire. Wesley Snipes character Blade was the original protector of humans from vampires.

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After being hit with a mysterious meteorite, Robert Townsend’s character discovers that he has developed super powers that he uses to fight crime in his community.

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Michael Jai White starred as the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, “Spawn.”

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Will Smith played the drunkard “Hancock” in 2008, who has a terrible image for casing collateral destruction with his superpowers.

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Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury.


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