A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

The Screen

This year is shaping up to be a great one for Black actors. From films that have already hit the big screen to the ones yet to drop, we took the time to round-up this 2016's movies featuring your favorite Black actors.

After months of rumors and speculation, Marvel confirms that Ryan Coogler will direct the new 'Black Panther' film.

  Common and Chadwick Boseman participated in this year’s Celebrity Game, during NBA All-Star weekend. The two very accomplished entertainers took a second to chop it up with the Urban Daily team, after the festivities. First up, Common spoke about the success of ‘Selma’ and the upcoming Oscar Awards ceremony. And given that the Chicago […]

It’s about damn time Marvel started addressing its diversity issue. Marvel Studios officially confirmed today at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood that Chadwick Boseman will don the cowl of the “Black Panther,” when the film hits theaters on November 3, 2017.  The months of teases and maybes are finally over.      The Black Panther, whose real name […]


Marvel Studios executives and actors alike have been teasing this project for what seems like an eternity, but the big man himself, Stan Lee, has finally let slip that a movie based on African superhero Black Panther is being made at Marvel. The 91-year-old comic book creator revealed the news at “Marvel Presents: The Legendary Stan Lee” panel at […]

Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of actors, but Chadwick Boseman was more than ready for the challenge. Boseman, who lit up the screen in last year’s “42,”  shows he’s more than a one-trick pony with an electrifying performance […]

When it was announced a film was going to be made about the life and times of legend James Brown, music fans said, “Finally!” Now that the film is done, the trailers are helping build buzz and anticipation for “Get On Up.” Starring Chadwick Boseman of “42” fame as James Brown, the film chronicles Brown’s […]


A tribute to all the actors and actresses who have brought legends back to life through films.

The biopic about the life of the Godfather of Soul is finally going to hit theaters this year. To drum up even more excitement and anticipation, the first official trailer has been released and is star-studded. The film follows the turbulent life and career of James Brown. We get to see Brown go from a […]