DC Comics’ newest Asian superhero meets the Dark Knight in debut issue of new ‘Monkey Prince’ miniseries
- On Feb. 1, DC Comics launched a solo miniseries for the Monkey Prince, an Asian American superhero created by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and artist Bernard Chang.
- The character, inspired by a classic work of Chinese literature from the 16th century, was first introduced in last year’s “DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration” anthology.
- The first issue of “Monkey Prince” features the young superhero’s origins and his journey after discovering his heritage.
DC’s newest Asian American superhero is now starring in his own comic book with the debut of the “Monkey Prince” miniseries this week.
“Monkey Prince,” whose first issue was launched on Feb. 1 in print and as a digital comic book, features demigod Marcus Sun as the Monkey Prince with supporting characters inspired by “Journey to the West,” a classic work of Chinese literature from the 16th century.
- Ivory Aquino, a Filipino American trangender actress, was cast as DC’s first trans character “Alysia Yeoh” in the film “Batgirl.”
- Her portrayal as Batgirl’s best friend marks the first live-action film adaptation of a DC Comics property to feature an openly trans character.
Filipino American actress Ivory Aquino has been cast as DC’s first transgender character “Alysia Yeoh” in the upcoming 2022 DC film “Batgirl.”
Ivory Aquino will portray the best friend of the titular superhero, whose alter ego is Barbara Gordon, played by Leslie Grace. The actress, who is also transgender, is making history for her part starring in the first live-action film adaptation of a DC Comics property to feature an openly trans character.
HBO Max’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie is currently looking to cast a trans Asian American woman for a supporting role.
Jonathan Kent – the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – is set to come out as bisexual after falling in love with a Japanese male reporter in the fifth issue of “Superman: Son of Kal-El.”
A new twist: On Monday, DC Comics teased fans with images from the upcoming issue showing Jon Kent and his partner, Jay Nakamura, in a romantic setting. The new issue, written by Tom Taylor with art by John Timm, will be available on Nov. 9.
When DC Comics released its first-ever action-packed and emotional 96-page anthology commemorating its Asian superheroes in May, I didn’t expect to see our elders kicking racists across the chest.
Featured in “DC Festival of Heroes” are 11 stories touching on topics that many Asian Americans, longtime fans or comic book rookies can relate to. Whether it’s a coming-of-age story for young heroes, diving into identity issues, feeling a need to assimilate, or dealing with microaggressions and racism, all touch on the importance of representation.
Nerds, let us unite over the Monkey King because I never thought I’d see the day when DC Comics would accept perhaps the most legendary mythical figure in Chinese lore as canon in the DCU.
In February, Jessica Chen, a DC comics editor, posted a Lunar New Year greeting to the Facebook group, Subtle Asian Traits. It was there that I first heard of “DC Festival of Heroes” — the company’s first-ever Asian heroes anthology.
Ray Fisher is out of the 2022 DC Extended Universe film “The Flash” after publicly declaring he would never work with DC Films’ head Walter Hamada.
What happened: The 33-year-old “Justice League” actor called out Hamada on Dec. 31 following a Sept. 4 New York Times profile, where he talked about the future of the DCEU and revealed their ambitious six-films-a-year plan, according to IndieWire.
After an arguably tumultuous year for DC movies, Warner Bros. has decided to excite everyone with the announcement of a leadership change in the beginning of 2018.
At the center of this massive change is the promotion of talented film producer Walter Hamada, who will oversee the production of its comic book movies as DC Film’s new president. He will be taking the reins from Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, who were placed in charge of DC Films in 2016 after the disappointing performance of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
There is no question that international action star Daniel Dae Kim can pull off any superhero role, even the iconic Superman from DC Comics.
The talented Korean American actor certainly has the build, looks and charisma of someone who could classify as superhero material. That is why a GIF image of him simply removing his glasses has sparked buzz on Twitter about him being fit to play the man from Krypton.
Thuy will play Grace Choi, a bartender who becomes the love interest of Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams), the daughter of Black Lightning (Cress Williams). In the comics, she has superhuman strength, durability, speed, stamina and accelerated healing due to her Amazonian ancestry.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television are looking for a teenaged Asian actor to play the role of Beast Boy for the “Titans” live-action TV series, based on DC Comics’ “Teen Titans”.
The casting call for the role, posted on casting site Cast It Talent, stated that the production is in search of a 13-15-year-old Asian male.