Will We See Other Superheroes On 'Black Lightning'? Showrunner Salim Akil Weighs In

Will We See Other Superheroes On 'Black Lightning'? Showrunner Salim Akil Weighs In

Black Lightning premiered two weeks ago and we already can’t get enough of the new DC Comics superhero show!

One thing on everyone’s mind though is, “Will there be more superheroes?” Showrunner Salim Akil has talked the possibility of other heroes and villains.

“Yeah, let’s hope so,” he told Yahoo. “We want to entertain.”

“I know this show is topical and it has some political merit to it, but we also want to entertain and make people laugh and get them excited about the fight sequences, and the characters that are coming in, as well as the villains that are coming in,” he added. “We hope it will be a well-rounded experience so yes, we’d love to see other superheroes come through.”

As for who could be on… “Static could be interesting,” Salim said.

“I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in in that way,” he said back in June. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

Black Lightning co-creator Tony Isabella has also commented on Static being added to the show.

“I confess I’m getting a wee bit annoyed by fan calls for Static to appear on this show,” he wrote on his blog. “Now I love Static and the Static Shock cartoon series, but, were it my call (and it isn’t), you would NEVER see Static in this series. Black Lightning doesn’t need Static. Static doesn’t need Black Lightning. They are great characters who can stand on their own.”

Catch an all new Black Lightning TONIGHT at 9PM ET/PT on The CW!

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