John Ridley to Introduce First Black Batman to DC Universe


John Ridley speaks at the "American Crime" panel at the Disney/ABC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
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John Ridley IV, who won an Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave, will write a four-part Batman comic series slated to drop in January.

“I think it’s a pretty safe bet that if I’m writing Batman, it’s probably a little better than a 47% chance he’s going to be a person of color,” Ridley said during the DC Fandome virtual event. He also teased that the focus of the series would be the family of Luscious Fox, the head of Wayne Enterprises portrayed by Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight trilogy.

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