'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Introduces TV's First Muslim Superhero In 'Zari' Ep

Your move next, Marvel TV.

Bravo to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for introducing TV’s first Muslim superhero. In the ep ‘Zari’, the time-travelling Legends arrive in 2042 where they meet a hacker named Zari Adrianna Tomaz, the first Muslim-American superhero played by Iranian-born actress Tala Ashe (Smash).

Zari isn’t a new character — she’s based on a ‘70s DC superhero named Isis, who gets her powers from an ancient Egyptian amulet. But executive producer Marc Guggenheim also drew inspiration for Zari from his Muslim sister-in-law who’s grappling with life under President Donald Trump.

“Audiences and creatives are gravitating toward superheroes because it’s wish-fulfillment,” said Guggenheim. “They’re looking to find a little bit of hope and a little bit of escapism that quite frankly doesn’t exist.” Your move next, Marvel TV.

Watch it on: Wed, WarnerTV, Singtel TV Ch 306 & StarHub Ch 515  

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