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Nigeria’s Comic Republic Partners With UCP For TV and Film Adaptations

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Mad Massive Entertainment are slated to develop and executive produce the projects.

This week, Universal Studio Group's UCP announced a partnership with Comic Republic, an online Nigerian multimedia company that specializes in creating and distributing original African comic books. The collaboration involves developing a film and TV series inspired by characters from Comic Republic's Vanguards Universe. The Vanguards Universe tells the story of humanity's self-proclaimed Gods and their reunion to punish the people of Lagos for the Guardians' sins. American screenwriter Selwyn Seyfu Hinds joins Mad Massive Entertainment to create and oversee the production of projects based on the comic books and the characters in their catalog.

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5 African Superheroes You Need To Know

After you watch Black Panther in 'Captain America: Civil War' consider checking out these amazing African superheroes.

Detail from Marvel Entertainment's Black Panther No. 1, drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.
The world got its first taste of an African superhero in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster this weekend with Chadwick Boseman playing T’Challa/Black Panther. Captain America: Civil War was a brief albeit memorable introduction to the Wakanda king and protector. In 2018 we’ll get a standalone Black Panther movie starring Boseman and directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler. A Black Panther comic book series reboot is also in the works from the pen of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Most don’t realize that Storm aka Ororo Munroe from the X-Men and occasionally Fantastic Four and Avengers series hails from royal Kenyan lineage. At one point in the Marvel comics she and Black Panther get married, making her queen consort of Wakanda for a brief time.

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