So during my rant the other day on why I think Falcon SHOULDN’T become Captain America, I had a sidebar tangent about Truth: Red, White & Black, a brilliant graphic novel wherein Captain America finds out that in order to refine the Super Soldier Serum, the US Military experimented on 300 expendable black soldiers because, you know, white guys are too valuable. By the way, this is totally the kind of thing that the government ACTUALLY did. Anyway, my friend Christopher Lee responded in a comment that there should totally be a Truth movie:
Christopher Lee writes:
+1 on Truth: Red, White and Black. I loved that story and wish they would make it into a movie, with the tiny cameo by Chris Evans at the end.
I agree, and I asked him to fantasy cast it.
Then I was thinking about it in my head and thought “how about Terry Crews?” But, then I thought about it more and decided that Crews would be much better, at least in my head, as Luke Cage, which would just be ridiculously awesome. So then I thought, why not cast all the black superhero movies that don’t exist? So now I have a question for comic book geekdom assembled, especially fans of characters of color. Fantasy cast black superheroes. Here are some obvious movies off the top of my head that I’d love to see someone come up with stars for:
- Isaiah Bradley (The Truth)
- Luke Cage (which is happening soon from Netflix anyway)
- John Stewart (Green Lantern)
- Icon and Rocket
- Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel II)
- Cloak (and might as well do Dagger while you’re at it, I know she’s white but how do you cast Cloak without Dagger?)
- Misty Knight (who one would assume is going to show up in Netflix’s Iron Fist)
- Black Panther
Feel free to add add to the list and cast supporting characters as well. I’m really curious.