Christine Liu Will Direct Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
Hey, you know what I’d like to see made for Disney Channel? A show that follows “the adventures of a 13-year-old super-genius and a ten-ton T-Rex.”
And, before you say, ” Dude, you know that Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is coming?” I just want to point out that we’ve literally heard jack diddly about the project.
But then Christine Liu tweeted:
Happy to announce that I'll be directing on Disney TVA's Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur!!! So excited to be working with this powerhouse crew ?✨ pic.twitter.com/eAN3ayCLgW
— Christine Liu (@absoliutely) May 4, 2020
And Bleeding Cool saw it first.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger. For Meredith Roberts, Disney Channel’s Senior Vice President for Animation Strategy, the series is a perfect fit for the network: “Disney TV Animation is thrilled to collaborate with renowned producers Laurence, Helen and Steve and the talented Marvel Animation team to bring this modern-day, roller-skating, gadget-wielding tween superhero and her larger-than-life partner to Disney Channel.”
I wrote about the announcement of the show at D23, last August.
At the time, Executive Producer Laurence Fishburne said, “As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
“Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero, and I can’t wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and Devil Dinosaur.”
And with Liu (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steven Universe, Spider-Man) set to direct, it looks like Disney has found a director who can bring this comic to the screen.