We last reported in 2012 that Black Dynamite leading man and co-writer Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn) was planning a sequel to his 2009 blaxploitation spoof, planning to switch characters and genres while retaining the original creative team. Now White has posted an explosive new teaser for Black Dynamite 2 to Twitter with the phrase “Black Is Back” and a 2018 release date. You can check out the tease below!
While we don’t know if “Black Is Back” is the actual title of the film, he did say six years ago that the plan was to approach the project as a western, and by the look of his bandolier of bullets in the tease, it seems that’s the direction they are indeed going in.
“We had discussed,” said White previously, “and it looks like we’re getting closer to the decision of something that would be an homage to ‘Blazing Saddles.’ It’s a western comedy in that spirit of ‘Blazing Saddles,’ but you mix that with ‘Buck and the Preacher.'”
Directed by Scott Sanders and co-written by White, Sanders, and Byron Minns, the original Black Dynamite paid homage to the films of the ’70s blaxploitation genre (Shaft, Super Fly, Trouble Man, etc), following CIA agent Black Dynamite as he avenges his brother’s death. Made on a $3 million dollar budget, the film went on to attain cult success and spawned Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim cartoon series of the same name, which ran for two seasons from 2011 to 2015 with the same creative team.
“Black Is Black”#thisisjaigantic #blackisback pic.twitter.com/MwW6qly3ze
— Michael Jai White (@MichaelJaiWhite) January 23, 2018