Wonder Woman broke box office numbers by making over $100 million in its opening weekend — the first for a woman director and a high feat for any director. And now, a sequel is already in the works.
But Black Twitter has their eye on another character to get the next star treatment — Wonder Woman’s fellow Amazon warrior and twin, Nubia.
Twitter user, @JermaineDesign, was one of the first to bring this idea up on the social media site. He even has an idea on who could direct and star in the film:
— Jermaine (@jermainedesign) June 6, 2017
His tweet has since amassed over 500 likes and over 200 retweets.
But since Ava Duvernay just wrapped up the big budget film, A Wrinkle in Time, is set to released Queen Sugar‘s second season and is gearing up to start the Twitter-inspired film starring Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna, fans are thinking we should give another black woman director a chance to direct a big budget film.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, Melina Matsoukas, Debbie Allen, Julie Dash, Dee Rees, Felicia D. Henderson and Amma Asante are just a few names that came up.
As for the lead, Rutina Wesley seems to be up for the role. In an Instagram post by Son of Baldwin, that suggested she would be a great fit for the role, Wesley commented: “I’m here for it!” We are too!
— Jermaine (@jermainedesign) April 14, 2017
Although others are skeptical that this would happen since Nubia doesn’t have her own comic book right now and would need more fans.
“If Nubia can get her own comic series and more spotlight yeah,” said Terry Jones (@Tjonespoc). “The film won’t make it. Needs more exposure.”
If Nubia can get her own comic series and more spotlight yeah. If not. The film won't make it. Needs more exposure. https://t.co/rQxYcneeTr
— Comedian Terry Jones (@Tjonespoc) June 7, 2017
Whether it happens or not, the Wonder Woman film has inspired this fan art piece of Diana and Nubia by Marcus Williams. Check it out:
— marcus williams (@marcusthevisual) June 3, 2017
It’s also available on T-shirts!
— marcus williams (@marcusthevisual) June 4, 2017
And if you don’t know about Nubia, you can learn about her and other black superheroines by listening to the podcast, Misty Knight’s Uninformed Afro.
Who would you like to see direct and star in a Nubia film? Let us know in the comments!