Africa’s largest independent comic book publisher wins film and television production contract and seeks to educate audiences on “Africa’s positive global influence”
Make way for Black Panther! A whole new generation of African superheroes are expected to hit the public soon, thanks to Africa’s largest independent comic book publisher.
Comic Republic, distributors of “Guardian Prime” and “Ndoli”, has signed a production agreement with Emagine Content and JackieBoy Entertainment which will see many African superhero stories in its catalog adapted for film and television.
Founded in 2013, the company goalIt is about “shaping the perception of the African continent through the high quality art we create for consumers around the world” and “portraying a positive global influence from Africa and denying previous misconceptions” .
“It’s a good time to be alive. We are in a world where diversity has taken center stage, ”said Jide Martin, CEO of Comic Republic. Hollywood journalist of the case. “We are thrilled to be working with Emagine Content and Jackie Boy to bring our heroes and stories to the big screen, but most of all because we are so fortunate to be a part of black history.”
The first project planned under the agreement is a film adaptation of Ireti, “the story of a college student in Ibadan, Nigeria with superpowers” and the “first African superheroine,” according to the companies.
“This agreement is a major step forward towards diversity on the big screen for black superheroes,” Emagine CEO Ben Phelps said in a statement. “Now is the time to feature heroes from all walks of life… The ability to create role models for future generations is a unique opportunity that comes with a significant responsibility to ensure that the storytelling is authentic. For us, finding a partnership that seeks to be a disruptive force with good character is everything. “
Comic Republic fans were thrilled to discover that more and more varied black stories could hit their screens or in local theaters in the years to come.
“💃💃💃💃 wow, congratulations in order. This is really one for the books. Good teamwork!”
“Congratulations guys! This is revolutionary!”
“This is what I’ve been waiting to hear for a long time now😍”
The release date for the feature film “Ireti” has not yet been announced.