Marvel is stepping out, and embracing change. Earlier this year, Marvel Studios reached out to the brilliant, Ava Duvernay to direct the movie for ‘Black Panther’. Although Ms. Duvernay did not accept the role due to creative differences, Marvel continues to branch out to create the change we’ve been waiting for on the big screen.
Earlier this week, Marvel announced the re-introduction of a comic book classic, Moon Girl. The series will star for the first time ever, an African-American sup-HER hero. The re-introduction will also bring back another comic classic, Devil Dinosaur .
The series will be headlined by writers:
artist Natacha Bustos
and editing team Mark Paniccia and Emily Shaw.
Ms. Emily Shaw states; Moon Girl was created to provide a character with which younger readers could identify.
“Mark and I were talking about how whenever people come in with young kids, or even just for Mark’s own kids, we don’t have that many publications that we can give to people that have that broad reach,” Shaw told EW. “Generally, we’re skewing a little bit older with a lot of our titles and we wanted to create something that adults and kids could really love, like a Pixar feel. That’s where the tone jumped off for us.”
More information about Moon Girl can be found HERE. Get excited people, we have our very own sup-HER Hero coming to the big screen later this year.
Are you ready for Moon Girl? How do you feel about Marvel’s gesture to incorporate african-american’s into their films, and comics to appeal to the younger crowd? Let us know you thoughts in the comment section below!