The latest on-screen offering from Marvel will be a brand new animated series tentatively titled Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, according to Deadline.
The series will be based on the nine-year old superhero Moon Girl, aka Lunella Lafayette, Devil Dinosaur, and their quests to save the world. The young African American super genius is known as the smartest person in the Marvel Universe (sorry Tony Stark) and even has the ability to swap bodies with her dinosaur friend, which is a pretty insane responsibility for the average elementary school student. The series is being developed by Disney Channels Worldwide, but it has not yet been determined which Disney entity will be home to the new show—Disney Channel, Disney XD, or Disney Junior.
Laurence Fishburne is producing the series alongside Helen Sugland via his Cinema Gypsy Productions company. The two are also currently working together as executive producers on the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish and Freeform's equally popular spinoff series Grown-ish, so clearly they have the Midas touch. It's no wonder their production company currently has a deal with ABC Studios, which allows them to develop new projects for the studio while continuing their work on the two aforementioned sitcoms.
While exact details of the show's storyline are still scarce, it will likely adhere closely to the original comic series, which began in 2015 and has continued ever since. It's also worth noting the new series is a reboot of the original Devil Dinosaur comic book series from the '70s.
This isn't the only iron that Fishburne has in Marvel's fire. He'll also be starring in the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, as Dr. Bill Foster, due later this year.
In the wake of the massive success of Black Panther, this new series could serve as yet another significant step in Marvel's efforts to bring more diverse heroes to mainstream audiences. A release date for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur has yet to be confirmed.