Do you all forsee more spec ficton movies featuring black main characters? Or do you feel this is a one off instance?

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I see this being co-oped like black exploitation if there is not enough exposure for other Black themed works after this drops. 



Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said:

I see this being co-oped like black exploitation if there is not enough exposure for other Black themed works after this drops. 


How do you see us preventing this?

If this movie is going to spark anything, I hope it leads to an explosion of black filmmakers adapting the works of black created speculative fiction for the big screen.

I think we're already starting to see more. The fact that Ava Duvernay's A Wrinkle in Time is also coming out next year and that it's got so many black actors in it, I think the trend is going to continue--especially with Jordan Peele making Lovecraft Country and Octavia Butler's Dawn and Nnedi Okorafor's work making it to television. I'm pretty excited.

Me too!

Ronald T. Jones said:

If this movie is going to spark anything, I hope it leads to an explosion of black filmmakers adapting the works of black created speculative fiction for the big screen.

Well interesting, I am very interested to see the results of this coming out. First off i am excited and surprised that they even put this out and made it. Do i think that they will try to exploit it of course! Even now we are not taken very seriously as being actors and artists. Will it make money of course! It will probably break records even just to really shake things up. The question is what then? Will they make more movies yes but the question is who will write it? Direct it? Star in it? In a perfect world it would open the flood gates to black writers and creators to get a foothold in Hollywood. We are going to have to shake up the world by reaching back to pull each other up. I want to see this work and people get it in. And i am definitely watching it closely!! 

I think that it will be amazing!

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