An Overview Of Black Actors And Actresses In Superhero Films 2013 To 2014
Below is an overview of the Black Actors and Actresses portraying characters in superhero films that have come out in 2013 or will come out in 2014. On the list below you’ll find the name of each Black actor or actress along with either a clip of an interview regarding the role, a clip of the actor in the film itself, or a photo of the character for films in early stages of development. It appears Black actors have strong representation in super hero films as good guys and Villians, but few staring roles.
2013 Black Actors In Super Hero Films
1. Idris Elba As The As guardian gatekeeper Heimdall In Thor
2.Vin Diesel As Riddick in Riddick
3.Don Cheadle As Iron Patriot In Iron Man
4.Donald Faison As Doctor Gravity In Kick-Ass 2
5.Idris Elba In Pacific Rim
2014 Black Actors In Super Hero Films
1. Zoe Saldana As Gamora In Guardians Of The Galaxy
4. Halle Berry And Omar Sy As Storm And Bishop Respectfully In X-Men Storm Of Future Past. No clips available, see character photos below:
5.Whoopi Goldberg As Bernadette Thompson (Originally Burne Thompson) In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
No video is available yet. Here’s a photo of the original character who was a white male.
6. An Unknown Actor Could Appear In The Rumored Black Panther Movie. Fans have nominated Michael B. Jordan for the role.
Black men seem to be doing relatively well in the super hero film category. The Black women are doing okay considering their low representation in the genre to begin with. It would be inspiring to see one have a staring role in a superhero film as well. Perhaps a Black Wonder Woman would solve the issue? What are your thoughts?