There’s a new Marvel character at ABC. The network has announced that Delroy Lindo has been cast as Dominic Fortune in their new series pilot, Marvel’s Most Wanted.
From writers Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski, Marvel’s Most Wanted will be a spin-off of ABC’s other Marvel series, Agents of SHIELD.
Lindo, who has previously appeared on both stage and in film, will play the money-seeking adventurer Fortune, who first appeared in a 1975 Marvel comic.
Little else has been revealed about Marvel’s Most Wanted, but it is being produced by both Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
Read the full announcement below:
DELROY LINDO JOINS “MARVEL’S MOST WANTED”
The Tony and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actor takes on a fan-favorite character!
“Marvel’s Most Wanted” has added a familiar face from the comics to its cast with Delroy Lindo (“Malcolm X,” “Get Shorty,” “The Chicago Code”), who will take on the role of Dominic Fortune.
Dominic Fortune first appeared in 1975’s MARVEL PREVIEW #2, in a story written and drawn by comics legend Howard Chaykin. A rogue and adventurer in the 1930s, Fortune craved wealth and excitement with his globe-trotting odysseys.
“Dominic Fortune carries with him a cunning and charm but also a dangerous edge that only Delroy could bring to life,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “We’re thrilled to have him join the show.”
Lindo’s first major role as Herald Loomis in August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” earned him a Tony Award nomination, leading to his breakout screen performance in “Malcolm X.” Since then, Lindo has earned two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for “Get Shorty” and “The Cider House Rules.” Lindo has previously starred in the television series “Blood and Oil,” “Believe,” “The Chicago Code,” and “Kidnapped.”
Marvel’s Most Wanted was created and written by Jeffrey Bell (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Angel”) and Paul Zbyszewski (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD., “Lost”). Jeffrey Bell, Paul Zbyszewski, and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) serve as Executive Producers.
“Marvel’s Most Wanted” is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.”
What do you think? Do you know Delroy Lindo? Would you watch Marvel’s Most Wanted?
I loved Dominic Fortune in the comic and I think it’s great that they cast a PoC to play him. There are so many white comic characters that are not married to their ethnicity in the least. Fortune is a good example. While a real Fortune would more likely be white IRL, it’s not some crazy stretch of the imagination that he was born a PoC, instead. This is what comics do best–push America’s envelopes! As much as I find the premise of MMW boring I’ll be watching anyway. Would love to see more pre-existing super-powered Marvel characters on old… Read more »
This is just going bring more hate on black people by angry white people. Just use minority character that already exist or make new ones and write them into these stories. Why can’t stupid “Hollywood” do diversity better! Not going to even bother looking at what people are going to say. I have no problem with Delroy Lindo just that crazy industry. A lot of different people can agree that it is crazy.