Black Actresses are now becoming a popular feature in upcoming future movies. If you thought the appearance of black women in recent future films is the end to this trend, then you were wrong. Actresses like Alexandra Shipp and Octavia Spencer will be starring in these soon-to-be-released science fiction and superhero movies.
Here 12 black actresses starring in upcoming superhero movies;
1. Viola Davis in Suicide Squad
Viola Davis is set to star as Dr. Amanda Waller, who runs a secret government agency that creates a task force of villains called the Suicide Squad. The movie is set to arrive at theaters on August 5 2016 (USA, India, UK).
2. Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok
Tessa Thompson, who many may recognize from the film Dear White People and Creed, is set to play superhero Valkyrie in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Though the original Marvel character was a white woman with blond hair, Thompson being cast in this significant role is a necessary change, to echo the words of Blavity. The movie is set to release in theaters next year on November 3 (USA, Denmark, Russia, Sweden), October 27 (UK, Germany), November 2 (Brazil, Argentina), etc.
3. Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Beyond
Zoe Saldana will be back as Uhura (originally played by Nichelle Nichols in the late 60s) on the Star Trek Into Darkness sequel. The movie is set to release in theaters this year on July 22 (USA, UK, Egypt, Mexico), August 26 (South Africa), August 17 (France, Belgium), etc.
4. Florence Kasumba in Wonder Woman