'Black Mirror' season 5 first look teases a Marvel vs DC face-off

'Black Mirror' season 5 first look teases a Marvel vs DC face-off

The first look of 'Black Mirror' Season 5 was released and it looks like a stare-down between a Marvel and a DC heavyweight. A photo released by Entertainment Weekly shows Anthony Mackie (Falcon from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 'Avengers; Endgame') and Yahya Abdul- Mateen II (Black Manta from 'Aquaman') facing off on a rainy street.

While there was no further information about the new series, creator Charlie Brooker teased it as “The Marvel-DC crossover no one saw coming.” The release date of the new series is still under wraps and season 5 represents the first new content from the series since December’s groundbreaking 'Bandersnatch,' which allowed viewers to make interactive choices that decided the show’s narrative. 

The most recent season opened with a Star Trek-themed episode 'USS Callister.' According to THR, the episode's ending and the Star-Trek theme left many wondering if there could be a spin-off, which the episode's director too hinted upon.

"I was talking with Louise Sutton, who produced this and 'Metalhead,' and she cooked up a brilliant idea of spinning it off into a TV series," director Toby Haynes said.  "I’d love to do a TV series of 'USS Callister' — it’s probably one of the best pilots for a space show, ever. And I made it! So I’m keen to see it as a TV series."

"I think Charlie [Brooker] might revisit it as a Black Mirror," Haynes added. "Whether I’m the one to do it, I don’t know. Being a fan of the show as much as I am, and being a part of making it, I’d love to work with that crew and cast again. It’s a gift for a director."

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