After a development time that seems endless, the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series is set to premiere next year in February. During New York Comic-Con, we finally got a lot more information on the sequel that has been drip fed to us ever since its initial announcement. Diamond White will take on the role of Lunella a.k.a. Moon Girl with Steve Loter at the helm of the series. As it turns out, it was actually Laurence Fishburne that pushed for adapting this series.
It starts with Laurence Fishburne in a comic book store. He did his weekly run to pick up new comics every Wednesday and was drawn to Brandon Montclare and Amy Ramy Reeder’s run of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.Steve Loter
Loter highlights that his experience working on Kim Possible was one of the reasons that he was chosen to join the project and Fishburne‘s love for the series ended up leading to him reaching out to Cinema Gypsy’s Helen Sugland before any talks happened with Marvel and Disney. The executive producer also jokingly referenced Fishburne‘s work on the -ish series
They made Black-ish, Grown-ish, Mixed-ish and said, ‘We gotta make a show out of this. But without the name ‘ish’ on it.Steve Loter
The mention of that franchise led to quite a few laughs during the NYCC panel, but Moon Girl-ish would’ve made for an interesting title. It’s always great to see the passions of creators lead to the development of projects that otherwise might never see the day. Marvel Studios has also started giving smaller characters more focus and their own projects; allowing them to explore new corners of their ever-expanding franchise. who knows if Moon Girl might make her way to live-action at some point s well.
Source: Hollywood Reporter