11 of the Best Black Characters From Popular Sci-Fi and Horror Films

4429996-2756830-ec68972f16598f88c761aae941163d7c‘The Blade’ Franchise (1998, 2002, 2004)

Wesley Snipes was the first major Black actor to portray a superhero from Marvel. He was Blade, a half-human and half-vampire aiming to rid the world of the vampire menace that harms humanity.

tumblr_naxzkcH8Yz1tse85no1_1280‘Snowpiercer’ (2014)

Tanya, played by Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, is one of the main characters trying to start a revolution on a train that circles the globe. When her son is taken to the front of the dystopian Noah’s Ark, Tanya joins the resistance to retrieve him.

i-robot-510ea6801c50a‘I, Robot’ (2004)

Will Smith has been in many sci-fi films over his career. In I, Robot he is Del Spooner, a cop who distrusts his robotic comrades. When the robots turn against their owners, he has to team up with one good bot who will help save Chicago and the world.

 

 

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Comments

  1. ok. where's SUGAR HILL, BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, BLACULA, and CANDYMAN??? you killing me!!

  2. I loved "The Book of Eli" right up until the rather stupid, and predictable, end.

  3. I met Billie d Williams at a comicon convention and he acted to Hollywood to even take a picture so disappointing

  4. OK!!!!

  5. Kee from "Children of Men" made this list but Riddick couldn't make the cut? Riddick was the star of three sci fi movies and the characters has a lot of development. Do you even remember anything about Kee? She was more like a plot device if anything. I understand that your trying to create a gender balanced article but you could have added a better female character than this for example the Oracle (Matrix trilogy) or even one of Dr Who's Black female companions? Even "Blake's 7"'s Dayna Mellanby (an expert weaponsmith adn fighter) would have made a better choice.

  6. I kind of found that whole religious tone hurt the film. I mean most of the film is spent trying to find and/or hold onto the last bible? Seriously!?!

  7. Burton Wynne Jr. precisely the problem that I had with it.
    The book, outside of any context, is no more powerful than a Spiderman comic.