Things got pretty exciting as a special preview of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur skated at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. The upcoming animated TV series is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name, and yes, it centers on a genius black teenage superhero!
Produced by Disney Television Animation, Marvel Animation, Cinema Gypsy Productions and Lawrence Fishburne (The Matrix Series) with animation by Flying Bark Production, the project brings in several powerful actors. This includes show talent and Marvel newcomers: Diamond White (Lunella Lafayette/Moon Girl), Fred Tatasciore (Devil Dinosaur),
Lunella Lafayette’s life is turned upside down when the gifted teenager accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur to modern-day New York. Of course, chaos immediately ensues, but in one of the best possible ways. Lunella and Devil Dinosaur are a dream team. With the help of her best friend and future manager, Casey (Libe Barer), they protect New York’s Lower East Side.
BGN got an exclusive look at the world of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. Panelists included Diamond White (Love glory and beauty), Libé Barer (Sneaky Pete)Fred Tatasciore (Marvel’s Hit Monkey), Sasheer Zamata (Wake up), executive producer Steve Loter (Kim possible), supervising producer Rodney Clouden (Futurama) and producer Pilar Flynn (Helen of Avalor). Janine Rubenstein, editor-in-chief, PEOPLE magazine moderated the panel.
Here’s what the cast and creators had to say.
The biggest news has arrived and includes a guest list and recurring voice cast: Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, May Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, Craig Robinson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Cobie Smulders and Westley Snipes . Revealed before the panel, the news that Laurence Fishburne will have a recurring role as The Beyonder had already landed. However, Fishburne gave the panelists a special message about what this comic — and soon this show — means to him.
The cast and creators also revealed a official first look clip of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur.