5 Movies And TV Shows My Black A*$ Cant Wait To Watch This Winter
There are countless movies and television shows debuting in 2018. Here are five that I cannot wait to see.
Even if I was not already a Marvel fan, Black Panther would have me rushing to the theaters. Black Panther tells the tale of T'Challa, returning to Wakanda, a technology advanced African country, after the death of his father to take the throne as King. Upon his return, T'Challa finds that taking his rightful place as King of Wakanda wont be easy. T'Challa must battle for the throne as well as fight to save Wakanda from being destroyed. The casting of this film alone would make anyone excited. T'Challa is played by Chadwick Boseman and after seeing him as Black Panther in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War', I was instantly ready for more. His co-stars include Hollywood heart throb Michael B Jordan, star of 'Get Out' Daniel Kaluuya, Hollywood legend Angela Basset and queen of many things Lupita Nyong'o. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther debuts February 16, 2018.
ATLANTA SEASON 2
It's official! Atlanta season two returns March 1st, 2018. The groundbreaking series follows the life of Earn, through a satirical but very real Atlanta lifestyle as he aims to come into his own. The television show has won two Golden Globes including Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Donald Glover nabbed Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series. Donald Glover also became the first black director to win an Emmy for directing in a comedy series for Atlanta. The show delivers laughs like never before while including important dialogue and commentary on social issues, race, poverty and parenting.
Get Lit! Black Lighting is a new show premiering on The CW January 16th 2018. Jefferson Pierce comes out of superhero retirement and returns to the scene as Black Lightning. This legendary DC comic coming to the silver screen stars Cress Williams, William Catlett, Nafessa WIlliams and China Anne McClain. Taking place in New Orleans, Pierce set his superhero life aside to be the principal of a local school where many children turn for safety in a gang run inner city. He thought he permanently left the dangerous hero lifestyle behind yet with the level of danger growing, Black Lightning is compelled to make a return.
A black woman is starring in an action packed movie and is not cast as the love interest, the secretary or the mother! That's enough reason to build excitement for Proud Mary if Taraji being the leading lady was not enough. Taraji P Henson is currently building momentum in Hollywood, establishing herself among the greats. From Empire to Hidden Figures, Henson is proving she is not a monolithic talent, stuck playing the same character on every project. Proud Mary follows Mary, a hitwoman working for a crime family in Boston. Mary is powerful, sexy and overall BAD ASS. This movie hits theaters January 12, 2018.
The Chi is a new original series set to debut on Showtime January 7th 2018. Brought to life by the genius mind of Chicago native Lena Waithe, the coming of age story looks like one everyone needs to watch. Waithe, who received an Emmy award for Best Writing for a Comedy Series and the first black woman to do so, brings an important story to the silver screen. The working class family centered in The Chi reside on the Windy City's rough south side. The Chi stars talents sjuch as Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert and Guma Mbaho Mwine, all guaranteed to bring energy and power to the series.