August 4, 2017

BLESS THEIR HEARTS. TV Show DC Legends Of Tomorrow Adds Muslim Superhero Named ‘Isis:’

The executive producer of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” says that part of the motivation for adding a Muslim superhero to the show was the “political climate” after the 2016 election. He made the comments Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.

“You might have heard there was this election,” said Marc Guggenheim.

“Not to get political*, but something that we all gravitated toward in the writers room was making this character Muslim,” he explained.

The new hero will be introduced in the upcoming third season of the show. She is named Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a Muslim computer hacker from the future. Ironically, and rather unfortunately, the superhero is based on a character already introduced in comic books – named “Isis.”

Even beyond the Jayvee-level gaffe of the name, there can be only one superhero named Isis – accept no substitutes.

* Why do people always say “not to get political” – as a prelude to getting extremely political?