Newswire: Cress Williams suits up in first Black Lightning promo pic

During the first two seasons of Arrow, before The Flash had premiered, The CW was a little hesitant to embrace the whole comic book aesthetic. Sure, Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen wore a costume when he was doling out vigilante justice, but it was more of a practical disguise than a proper superhero uniform. Since then, he got a proper domino mask, Brandon Routh showed up in a budget-conscious Iron Man suit, and pretty much everybody on The Flash has a costume in their closet. Arrow universe mastermind Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning may not have started life at The CW, but the first image of its eponymous superhero (played by Cress Williams) makes it clear that the show is benefitting from its predecessors’ experience nonetheless.

(Image: Berlanti Productions)

As you can see, Williams’ Black Lightning outfit doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s for a superhero …

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