What Will John Ridley's Show Be About?

The Academy Award-Winning writer is teaming up with Marvel and ABC. But they're keeping a tight lid on the details.

Ridley dismissed rumorsAnd... that's pretty much it for details.

Which means it's time to speculate.

There are a few great theories floating around, but I definitely want to hear yours as well. What do you think we can expect from the writer that brought us 12 Years a Slave, American Crime, and Static Shock?

An exploration of race and heroism through the Captain America mythos?

Intentionally reminiscent of the horrific medial trials African-Americans were subjected to after the Civil War, the comic reveals the ugly side of our hero stories.

With Ridley's track record, he could definitely do an incredible adaptation of the comic, and it's short enough that a miniseries would work very well.

A new super-powered team?

Featuring America Chavez (Miss America) Wiccan, and Patriot (the grandson of Isaiah Bradley), the Young Avengers have a lot of appeal for more diverse audiences.

There's already a Young Avengers cartoon, but the series is definitely aimed at a younger audience. An older version that's true to the comics would demonstrate that they're actually committed to better representation.

An appeal to fans?

The Ultimates version of Black Widow is a little different from the one we know from the recent films.

It's the kind of thing Marvel can do on TV, because it won't disrupt the continuity they're already struggling with in the films.


It's a mystery!

I think everyone on Vingle knows how impatient I can be by now. What does everyone else think? Are there any comics you'd be interested in seeing adapted by Ridley?

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