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Gina Prince-Bythewood Becomes 1st Black Woman to Direct Superhero Movie – The Root Sony is already creating a buzz for its upcoming film Silver & Black, the studio’s film starring classic Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, by announcing that writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the film.

This announcement makes Prince-Bythewood the first black woman to direct a superhero movie. Prince-Bythewood is known for films such as Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights, and most recently, Fox’s series Shots Fired.

African American Cinema, African American Entertainment, Super Hero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

African American Cinema, African American Entertainment, Super Hero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

African American Cinema, African American Entertainment, Super Hero, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan), two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who are pursuing their basketball careers before eventually falling for each other. The film was produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, and marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood. (Wikipedia)