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Milestone Relaunch: Press Conference with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin

Milestone is back! Again! But… seriously, this time! Hey, it’s Kuya P, long time Milestone fan and I know we’ve been here before with Milestone and DC Comics but it is finally happening folks! I recently had the pleasure of attending a virtual press conference with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin to discuss the release of Milestone Returns #0: Infinite Edition, the history of Milestone and some of the new talent working on the titles and more! Originally, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it, so I called on fellow NOC, Jamal Michel to attend and as it turned out, we both had the luxury of talking and speaking with the Milestone team. Check out our thoughts coming out of the conference along with some of the information that was shared!
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‘Static Shock’: Randy McKinnon To Write The DC Comics Film Produced By Michael B. Jordan & Reginald Hudlin

DC Films has a lot of catch-up to do behind Marvel. Still, now that the Snyderverse is seemingly officially behind them, and films like a rebooted “The Suicide Squad” are on the way, it seems like a new chapter is about to be written in its cinematic history. It’s already been reported that Michael B. Jordan and Reginald Hudlin would be producing a live-action feature film featuring “Static Shock,” a cult superhero from DC Comics and Milestone Comics.
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‘Emperor’ brings producer Reginald Hudlin back into Oscar conversation: ‘This is a freedom story’

Renowned Hollywood producer Reginald Hudlin earned Oscar and PGA nominations for “Django Unchained” (2012) and an Emmy bid for producing the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony, and now he’s back in the awards conversation thanks to “Emperor.” Sobini Films’ production is inspired by the true story of Shields “Emperor” Green (played by Dayo Okeniyi), a slave in 1850s South Carolina who kills his owners and flees his plantation after his son is whipped. “I’ve taken lashes my whole life to keep my family safe, but they will never whip my son again,” Emperor proclaims in the trailer (watch above).

Director Reginald Hudlin on the Film’s Inspiring and Powerful Message

“As a kid, I was obsessed with movies. Throughout my career, my goal has been to give joy to others the way films have brought joy and inspiration to me,” says director Reginald Hudlin. His most recent film, Safety, began streaming exclusively in December on Disney+, where the moving, uplifting drama is part of the “Celebrate Black Stories” collection. It’s inspired by the empowering story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey (Jay Reeves), a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose dedication and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities. Aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, he succeeds on the field while simultaneously raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson).


DC Comics announced Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 for release on May 25. DC begins its roll-out of the first new Milestone Comics with the Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 one shot, after revealing last year that the Black-owned comics imprint would be coming back to print (see " Milestone Return to DC Comics Scheduled"). This book will feature characters like Static, Hardware, Icon, and Rocket as well as provide a print copy of the 17-page primer story originally released online during DC Fandome. Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 is written by Reginald Hudlin (see "'Static Shock' Movie In Development") with art by Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and others.

Director Reginald Hudlin Looks Back At ‘House Party,’ 30 Years After Its Original Release

While he was a student at Harvard in 1986, Reginald Hudlin won first place and $1,500 in an esteemed Black independent filmmaker contest for a film that took “a stylish and witty look at teen-age behavior.” House Party, as it was called, became far more than a student project as the same script would be expanded for his first major feature film just four years later, with the added benefit of having his older brother Warrington on as a producer.
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Director Reginald Hudlin talks new football movie Safety, Black Panther, and Chadwick Boseman - Exclusive Interview

Safety, now streaming on Disney+, tells the story of Clemson University safety Ray Ray McElrathbey who, in 2006, took his kid brother Fahmarr out of a bad situation and raised him on campus. It's more than just a football movie or a college movie — it's a family movie, one for and about families, genetic as well as found. Helming the movie is Reginald Hudlin, a veteran writer, producer, and director of everything from comic books to television to feature films.
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‘Safety’ Director Reginald Hudlin Describes The Complicated Logistics Of Filming A Movie In Front Of 85,000 Screaming Clemson Fans

College football has an abundance of individual stories of great trials and tribulations. A vast number of student-athletes – particularly those in Division I football – willed themselves through adverse environments for a chance to play on Saturdays. Yet most of these stories don’t always have anything resembling a happy ending, with many of these kids falling short of loftier goals of going pro or even leaving school with a degree. Worse yet, too many dreams come to a sudden end because players end up in the crosshairs of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, better known as the NCAA.