Laurence Fishburne is set to produce a Marvel animated series for Disney Channel.
The acclaimed actor introduced “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” during the Disney D23 Expo. The series centers around 13-year-old genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. With Devil Dinosaur by her side, Moon Girl protects New York‘s Lower East Side.
Calling himself an “avid comic book fan” Fishburne says he is excited to have the opportunity bring to life a Black teen superhero.
News of the proposed series first surfaced in February. After much speculation, the series heads to Disney Channel instead of the upcoming Disney+ app. In addition, Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s “Black-ish”) and Steve Loter will join Fishburne to produce the Marvel animated project.
For those not too too familiar with ‘Lunella’ and her giant red friend, check it out:
Lunella is a 9-year-old African-American girl who is described as the smartest character in the existing Marvel Universe. Somewhat replacing Moon-Boy, she is paired up with Devil Dinosaur, with whom she shares a mental link due to being an Inhuman.
Fishburne has yet to be connected to the announced Matrix 4 project featuring former co-stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, But the excitement behind Moon Girls and Devil Dinosaur should be enough buzz and excitement to keep him busy!
Additionally, Fishburne will co-star alongside Nicholas Cage in Running With The Devil.
Running With The Devil arrives in theaters on Sept. 20, 2019.
Let us know if you’re excited for ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur‘ to hit the small screen!